Associated Press/Drug Enforcement Administration

Falling behind in the war on drugs

Compassion | The United States is struggling to keep up with fentanyl’s innovative assault on communities
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/20/19, 02:40 pm

A little blue pill called “Mexican oxy” illustrates the unprecedented threat that the synthetic opioid fentanyl poses to public health in America.

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Associated Press/Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The last battle in Syria?

International | The capture of Baghuz would represent a major victory over ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/13/19, 11:59 am

SYRIA: On Tuesday, more than 1,300 presumed ISIS family members fled Baghuz, where many say ISIS is fighting its last battle in Syria.

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Associated Press/Elizabeth Williams

New York jury convicts Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/12/19, 01:20 pm

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was convicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation. The conviction comes after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of murder, corruption, and greed. The drug-trafficking and conspiracy convictions could put the 61-year-old Guzmán behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that embarrassed his native country. Guzman escaped twice from prison in Mexico. He was recaptured in 2016 and extradited to the United States.

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