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Opioid shippers, Mike Pompeo to soothe concerns, raccoon causing internet frenzy and more

• Jun 13, 2018 at 3:31 PM

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CHARLESTON GAZETTE: Opioid shippers, Justice Dept. oppose release of prescription painkiller numbers

The U.S. Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and the nation’s largest drug distributors are objecting to a West Virginia newspaper chain’s request for federal records that show prescription opioid shipments to every pharmacy in the state.

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THE STRAITS TIMES: Mike Pompeo to soothe concerns of South Korea over summit

SEOUL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will personally brief South Korean President Moon Jae In on the outcome of the historic US-North Korea summit, an official from Mr Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said on Wednesday (June 13).

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VOX: 4 winners and 3 losers from the June 12 primary elections

The June 12 primary elections in Virginia, Nevada, Maine, and South Carolina kept many of 2018’s narratives alive and well, with women scoring important wins in Democratic primaries and Trump critics facing the wrath of their Republican base and losing at the ballot box.

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BUSINESS INSIDER: The world is running out of sand — and there's a black market for it now

If you're planning a beach vacation, you'd better get to it soon. An alarming statistic for you: 67% of Southern California beaches? GONE by 2100.

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ONE COOL THING: St. Paul raccoon reaches roof after scaling downtown tower, causing internet frenzy

A raccoon that appeared to be stranded on a ledge after climbing more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof, easing concerns that the animal could plummet to its death.

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