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Researchers point to a devastating new development: Fentanyl is making swift inroads in the western U.S., where it used to be rare. Cornelia Li for NPR hide caption

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Street Fentanyl Surges In Western U.S., Leading To Thousands Of Deaths

New research shows the use of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl spreading fast in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Seattle. Chinese companies are routing the street drug through cartels in Mexico.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (shown here on Nov. 10) has ordered new statewide restrictions to head off a resurgence in coronavirus cases. Cathy Cheney/AP hide caption

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Oregon Governor: Mitch McConnell Should 'Get Off His Duff' And Deliver Relief Funds

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Comedian Matt Lucas — top left — joins cohost Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in the tent for the new series of The Great British Baking Show (as it's known in the U.S.) Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon hide caption

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'I'm Happy To Eat The Cakes': Matt Lucas Joins The 'Bake Off' Tent

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Researchers point to a devastating new development: Fentanyl is making swift inroads in the western U.S., where it used to be rare. Cornelia Li for NPR hide caption

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Street Fentanyl Surges In Western U.S., Leading To Thousands Of Deaths

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