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Tufts University stripped the Sackler name from several of its buildings and divisions earlier this month, citing the billionaire family's role in the opioid crisis. The founders of Purdue Pharma have come under intense scrutiny for how their company misled doctors and patients about the addictiveness of its signature medication.

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According to a court filing Monday, the family pulled about $10.7 billion from Purdue since 2008 — ramping up withdrawals even after executives pleaded guilty to misleading regulators about OxyContin.

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Defending the former leader, a military spokesperson says that someone who "served the country for over 40 years, fought wars for the defense of the country can surely never be a traitor."

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They aim to pack public squares like sardines in a can, in protest against the far-right, anti-immigrant wave rising in Italian society and politics.

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Johan Hallberg-Campbell for NPR

Surprise, anger, parenting and Lizzo: That's one way to sum up the list of the most engaging stories in 2019. Other big topics included consumerism and climate change — and officials behaving badly.

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L. Kasimu Harris for NPR

From infant mortality rates to access to cancer treatment, stark health disparities exist between blacks and whites. One Michigan experiment to address that starts with money made from hospital food.

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Two legal scholars have been arguing about the constitutionality of a wealth tax for twenty years. Now people are actually paying attention.

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As the House prepares to debate two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday, a look back at how Congress got here.

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Brad Kemp/AP

Severe storms and damaging winds are forecast for the region into Tuesday.

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