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ICE Has Put Thousands of Migrants in Solitary: Report

An investigation by The Intercept and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists found that ICE uses isolation as a go-to tool, rather than a last resort, to manage and punish even the most vulnerable detainees for weeks and months at a time. Reporters found records of more than 8,400 placements of ICE detainees in solitary confinement.

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Opioid Restrictions Harmed Pain Patients, U.S. Says

To fight the opioid epidemic, U.S. doctors cut prescriptions of medications such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet by at least a quarter over the last five years. But the reduction in prescriptions came at a cost to some pain patients.

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What Happened to the Legal-Pot Drive?

2019 was supposed to be a big year for marijuana legalization, but in many state capitols, efforts have stalled or collapsed as Democrats clash over everything from race and criminal justice to how to divvy up pot tax revenue.