Amid Rural Doctor Shortage, Dozens Of Medical Workers Charged In Opioid Crackdown

A recent opioid sting caught 60 people, including doctors, accused of enabling addicts. Physician Stephen Loyd tells NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer how the sting could affect addicted patients.

Bitcoin Couldn't Hide Russia's Operatives From Mueller's Investigation

"Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on his investigation." So says CNN, adding that "Systems used in the hacking of the Democratic Party were paid for using Bitcoin, as were online hosting services that supported websites which published hacked materials and were used in the targeting of disinformation at American voters." The Russian...

From ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to ‘Toy Story 4,’ here are some of the most anticipated movies of summer 2019

The summer movie season is nearly upon us! Here’s what we're looking forward to, from superhero sagas to kid movies, sunny comedies to the few dramas brave enough to show their faces in a season of light, breezy entertainment.
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Feds’ space for holding migrant families goes mostly unused

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to “catch and release” migrants. At the same time, his administration has stopped using one […]
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3 new cookbooks to help get dinner on the table quickly

These books get down to the bare-bones of home cooking.
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Flyers cut Kate Smith recordings, cover her statue after 'offensive lyrics' come to light

The Flyers are removing Kate Smith's recordings of "God Bless America" and covering her statue after racist lyrics from the 1930s came to light.            [Author: Cherry Hill Courier-Post]
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Scientists At The National Hurricane Center Upgrade Hurricane Michael To Category 5

The National Hurricane Center announced that Hurricane Michael was even stronger than first thought and re-classified it as a Category 5. It's the third such storm to make landfall on the U.S. mainland.

1B Logan Morrison agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

Logan Morrison agrees to minor league contract with New York Yankees            [Author: AP]
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Deulofeu double gives Watford 2-1 win at Huddersfield

HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Gerard Deulofeu’s double gave Watford a 2-1 win at already relegated Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Watford’s sixth win on the road this season kept the seventh-place team on course for its highest Premier League finish. But Huddersfield, which became only the second club after Derby in 2008 to […]
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After months clamoring for Mueller's findings, Congress weighs what's next. First, a subpoena for everything

Congress is wrestling with how to respond to revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but will start by seeking more information.            [Author: USA TODAY]

'Britain's Notre-Dame' tells fiery tale of restored glory

Thirty-five years ago it was York Minster in northern England that went up in flames. Chunks of timber soon came crashing down and John David, a stonemason, had to halt his rescue of the sacred treasures trapped inside one of Britain's most famous churches.

Rep: Adele, Simon Konecki have separated

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask […]
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Dietrich's pinch-HR lifts Reds over Padres in 11 innings

Derek Dietrich hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the San Diego Padres 3-2            [Author: AP]
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Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house Friday in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a 12-year-old boy, according to the […]
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5-Year-Old Boy Thrown From Third Floor Balcony at Mall of America “Showing Signs of Recovery” As GoFundMe Nears $1 Million

A five-year-old boy thrown from a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit, but his family says he is “showing signs of recovery.”The family gave an update of “miracle child” Landen Hoffmann’s recovery on Good Friday (April. 19). The family said:“Our miracle child is showing real signs of recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead. Our faith in God, and our Savior Jesus, i...
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Tiger Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava, details aftermath of Masters victory

Tiger Woods and Joe LaCava just soaked in the moment, and later the golfer texted his caddie, 'I love you like a brother.'            [Author: Golfweek]
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Democrats Divided Over Pursuing Impeachment

Democrats are pressing ahead with their own inquiry over the Mueller investigation, issuing a subpoena for the full report and underlying evidence. They're divided over pursuing impeachment.

Sterling, Van Dijk among England's player of year contenders

Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award with defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Raheem Sterling the front-runners            [Author: AP]
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In Bosnia, 'master' blacksmith had to shoe an egg

To be worthy of the title of master, a blacksmith in Kresevo in central Bosnia had to perform a delicate task -- shoe an egg without breaking it. It's an Easter tradition requiring a blacksmith to decorate an egg shell by nailing on it a miniature iron horseshoe. Now Stjepan Biletic wants to have this ancient know-how recognised by UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.

Medvedev shocks Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semis

An erratic Novak Djokovic has suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals            [Author: AP]
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Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song “Earth” on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a […]
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20 years after school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community will mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School on Saturday with community service projects and a ceremony remembering the 13 people killed by teenage gunmen. Saturday’s events in and around the suburban community surrounding Columbine end a three-day slate of somber ceremonies honoring the […]
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Armed civilians are detaining migrants at the border. The ACLU wants them investigated

The United Constitutional Patriots is patrolling the border area, armed with weapons and searching for migrants.            [Author: El Paso Times]
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Watch: Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl busk at Pike Place Market

So this happened. Earlier Saturday, Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl busked at Pike Place Market, surprising fans. “I looked over and I was like: ‘Oh my, that’s Dave Grohl!” said Matt from Anacortes, who was at the Market and who declined to give a last name. Dani from Milwaukee, who also declined to give a […]
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Yelich homers twice, Brewers beat Dodgers 5-0

Yelich hits 2 homers, Anderson solid in spot start as Brewers beat Dodgers 5-0            [Author: AP]
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Multiple explosions kill 138, injure hundreds in Sri Lanka capital on Easter Sunday

Reports of multiple casualties in the Southeast Asia country            [Author: USA TODAY]

Dance Theatre of Harlem, formed when ballet companies weren’t hiring dancers of color, celebrates 50 years

The company, created by legendary New York City Ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell, stops in Seattle April 27-28 as part of its 50th anniversary tour.
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NBA playoffs best bets: Breaking down odds, picks to make for Friday, April 19

The NBA playoffs continue with three games on Friday.            [Author: SportsBookWire]
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Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Rookie coaches Rod Brind'Amour of the Hurricanes and Jim Montgomery of the Stars are thriving with the chess match of NHL playoff hockey in their first opportunity to call the shots            [Author: AP]
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Harmonious symmetry, shapes and consistency balance a manicured garden in Mount Baker

This sophisticated series of plants — many with little color, but a lot of texture — doesn’t require too much attention.
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