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

4 monthes 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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Teen dies after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship, landing on pier

Teen dies after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship, landing on pier

Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. Read more ...

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run

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IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds...

IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds - without pay

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers - nearly 60 percent of its workforce - from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay. Read more ...

College basketball upset leads to $150,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

College basketball upset leads to $150,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

A business owner posted on Facebook before the game that he would make the donation if the Syracuse Orange defeated No. 1-ranked Duke. Read more ...

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

The lawsuit alleges that Netflix did not have permission to use the trademarked phrase "choose your own adventure." Read more ...

Winter Weather Advisory this morning

Winter Weather Advisory this morning

Winter Weather Advisory this morning for some. More active weather on the horizon. Read more ...

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

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American among 14 killed in Kenyan luxury hotel shooting

American among 14 killed in Kenyan luxury hotel shooting

Kenya's president declared early Wednesday that an attack by terrorists on a luxury hotel and shopping complex had ended, and that 14 people were killed, including an American... Read more ...

Hertl's hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

Hertl's hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

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Netflix raising prices to offset programming costs, debt

Netflix raising prices to offset programming costs, debt

SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is raising its US prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most... Read more ...