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In 2019, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in northern Oklahoma detained one doctor charged with operating a pill mill that prescribed opioids to addicts for the simple reason that he presented “a danger to our community.” While mental illness and unemployment are familiar culprits in the opioid crisis sweeping the country, the environment that people liv…

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Florida’s unemployment office, after denying benefits to some 260,000 residents, said that it made a mistake. From Maine to California, laid-off workers scheme to outfox crashing websites or wait for hours on the phone to apply for benefits at state unemployment offices. Thirty million people have filed for unemployment benefits so far, and countless others…