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Pharmaceutical companies and their executives should be held legally responsible for their role in perpetuating the opioid crisis, including facing possible prison time, Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday. Speaking at a CNN town hall, the 2020 presidential contender specifically called out Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma, saying the company marketed the painkiller as a “miracle cure” without adequately […]

NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) ― Two dozen U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds. A lawsuit led by New York Attorney General Letitia James said the […]

Johnny Depp has accused his former wife Amber Heard of fabricating domestic violence allegations against him that he claims “are categorically and demonstrably false.” The Blast first reported that the actor made the comments in a declaration last month as part of a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, following her December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post.…

Newscaster Sam Rubin has issued an apology for igniting controversy by praising an American K-pop band member’s English skills.  Rubin, who works for KTLA, posted a statement on Facebook saying he was sorry for telling an NCT 127 member, Johnny, that he spoke “phenomenal” English in a segment last Wednesday.

Pop singer Bebe Rexha took to Instagram this past weekend with a mission: To show the world “what a real woman looks like on Instagram without photoshop.” Rexha posted a bikini pic taken in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that showed off her body, but it is what wasn’t in the post that mattered more to…

Being a woman on television is a toxic business. Just ask Lisa Kudrow.  The “Friends” alum revealed that starring opposite Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox on the long-running sitcom gave her a complex about her weight that she still struggles with today.

Rapper Lord Jamar slammed the argument that racism wasn’t behind Billboard’s removal of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” from its country music chart in March. DJ Vlad, host of a popular YouTube show, made that claim in an interview with Lord Jamar. The artist deftly rebuffed DJ Vlad and broke down the double standards…

A transgender woman in Texas who was brutally beaten by a mob last month in a possible hate crime was found shot to death over the weekend, Dallas police said. Officers found Muhlaysia Booker, 23, lying face-down on a street in East Dallas early Saturday, police said at a press conference Sunday, She was pronounced dead at the […]

What happens after you die?  John Oliver has some answers, but not of the philosophical variety. On Sunday’s broadcast of “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver revealed a broken system for investigating the 500,000 U.S. deaths deemed suspicious every year. “A death certificate isn’t like a degree from USC,” he cracked. “It actually means something.”  The death […]

Every week during May’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, HuffPost’s #UpNext Series will highlight Asian Americans who are on the rise in public service. This is Part 3. Previously: Part 1 and Part 2. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong (D) speaks with unusual frankness when reflecting on the challenges he has faced as one of the few […]


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