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Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement

Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement

The generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt has a tentative $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis, it announced Tuesday. The deal is intended to end hundreds of lawsuits faced by the company over opioids.
Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

CAIRO — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91.
Iran says official who played down virus fears is infected

Iran says official who played down virus fears is infected

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said Tuesday, as new cases emanating fro
No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

NEW YORK — Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets.
Desperate to stop virus' spread, countries limit travel

Desperate to stop virus' spread, countries limit travel

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Officials scrambled Tuesday to halt the spread of the burgeoning new virus, from northern Italy where troops were dispatched to enforce quarantines and schools were shuttered, to South Korea, where some neighbourhoods in a
IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to post
Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

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Dior invokes #MeToo in feminist-inspired fashion show

Dior invokes #MeToo in feminist-inspired fashion show

“Consent, Consent, Consent” flashed the neon set lights at Dior's latest ready-to-wear show in Paris.
Review: 'Driving While Black' opens road to civil rights

Review: 'Driving While Black' opens road to civil rights

“Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights,” Liveright/W.W. Norton, by Gretchen Sorin Chuck Berry had his Cadillac. Scholar W.E.B. Du Bois drove his 1920s convertible.
Trump defends Modi, refuses to weigh in on citizenship law

Trump defends Modi, refuses to weigh in on citizenship law

NEW DELHI — Defending the host who has showered him with pageantry, President Donald Trump refused Tuesday to speak out publicly against an Indian citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has sparked deadly protests over discrimina