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The largest-ever federal action related to the U.S. opioid crisis is on the cusp of its first trial next week — and it's complicated. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it all down.

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Police and protesters clashed on Monday in Barcelona after Spain's high court sentenced nine leaders for their involvement in an independence referendum two years ago that Madrid says was illegal.

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Recent reports and studies suggest that the outsized political power of hospitals is a big reason why American health care is so expensive.

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The government says the death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which struck over the weekend, is at least 74. It brought record rainfall to parts of the country and forced tens of thousands into shelters.

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A Massachusetts pop-up gym aims to strengthen the bodies and spirits of LGBTQ+ clients, who haven't always been made to feel comfortable in other workout spaces.

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