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When a Steady Paycheck Is Good Medicine

LOS ANGELES — Growing up in the Baldwin Village section of Los Angeles, Charles Slay roamed the streets as a member of the Bloods. The neighborhood was forlorn and devoid of commercial life, making it easy ground for ambush — especially a ragged patch of dirt alongside a major thoroughfare. “I used to rob people […]

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Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases

Scarcely five weeks before a landmark federal civil trial in the opioid epidemic, the giant retail pharmacy chains and drug distributors that are defendants in the bellwether Ohio case are seeking to disqualify the judge from overseeing it and nearly 2,300 other opioid-related lawsuits before him. In a brief filed in federal court at 1:24 […]

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Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial

One of the biggest makers of generic opioids in the United States has reached a tentative settlement of claims against it to avoid the first federal trial of drug makers, distributors and retail chains for their roles in the opioid epidemic. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced Friday that it had agreed to pay $24 million to two […]

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How Many Times Does a River Have to Burn Before It Matters?

It was like a game of telephone. In the first whispers, which appeared in local newspapers on June 23, 1969, Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River didn’t burn. A floating oil slick did, for only 25 minutes, damaging a couple of train trestles. In the next telling, which appeared in Time magazine a month later, the heavily polluted […]

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Why America’s Most Famous Flag Burner Is Celebrating This Flag Day

After Cleveland police officers arrested Gregory L. Johnson in 2016 as he burned an American flag outside the Republican National Convention, Mr. Johnson sued the city, saying the officers had violated his First Amendment rights. He should know. The Supreme Court had ruled decades before that flag burning was a protected form of speech. The […]

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Amid Deaths and Violations at Cleveland Jail, Ohio Governor Plans to Increase Oversight

Amid mounting accusations of civil rights violations and unsafe conditions at a Cleveland jail where several inmates have died, Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio announced plans this week to increase state oversight of local jails. In recent months, the problems at the jail, Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, have coalesced into a crisis that has resulted […]

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