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Watch Stephen Colbert Take on the Sackler Family, America's Most Respectable Drug Dealers

8 days ago   |   By Slate

America has no shortage of evil billionaires, but the Sackler family has managed to build their fortune on the backs of other people's suffering in a way that makes Bezos and DeVoss look like absolute pikers, and until recently, they did it relatively quietly. The details on exactly how many killings it takes to make a killing-and the way the family has laundered its reputation by letting a few drops of blood money trickle down to respectable institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art -were outlined in chilling detail in the New Yorker last fall. But New Yorker readers are a pretty...
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​Tiger Woods delivers, winning PGA Tour's Tour Championship

​Tiger Woods delivers, winning PGA Tour's Tour Championship

Tiger Woods soared to victory Sunday in Georgia, winning the Tour Championship. Read more ...

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Screaming Packers coach loses it on ref after controversial roughing call

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Stolen smokes: Man gets 20 years for cigarette theft

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A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read more ...