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8 Startups Fighting America's Opioid Epidemic

(Source: www.inc.com)

From 2001 to 2015, the number of Americans who died from overdosing on opioids–the addictive painkilling narcotics made from opium or its chemical analogs–more than quadrupled, to 22,589, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 816 more words

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Nicaragua signs Paris climate accord

Nicaragua, a country that previously criticized its effectiveness for not going far enough, has signed on to the international Paris climate agreement.

This leaves the United States and Syria as the only recognized countries not a part of the deal which tackles curbing the motivators of climate change through regulation. 189 more words

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Federal judge in Hawaii expands block on Trump travel ban

 Reuters International

This content was published on October 21, 2017 5:02 PMOct 21, 2017 – 17:02

FILE PHOTO: A sign warns of surveillance at the International Arrival area, on the day that U.S. 192 more words

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Defeat of Daesh in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for US

By Reuters – Oct 19,2017 – JORDAN TIMES

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters ride atop of military vehicle as they celebrate victory in Raqqa, Syria, on Tuesday (Reuters photo) 289 more words

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Trudeau on Quebec face-cover ban: not our business to tell women what to wear

Source: The Guardian

By Ashifa Kassam in Toronto

Justin Trudeau has said it is not the government’s business to tell a woman what or what not to wear after the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law – believed to be the first of its kind in North America – obliging women wearing the niqab or burqa to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services. 144 more words

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Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of 'barbaric' bombing of Syria's Raqqa

 Reuters International

This content was published on October 22, 2017 

FILE PHOTO: A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. 355 more words

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Antigua and Barbuda PM seeks Saudi investment after hurricane

ALICIA BULLER | Published — Saturday 21 October 2017

SVETI STEFAN: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne wants Saudis to visit and invest in his hurricane-battered country. 445 more words

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