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Opioid pill numbers secret, Shelby officers in shooting, flying robot dragon and more

• Updated Jun 27, 2018 at 11:39 AM

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THE GUARDIAN: Democrats see major upset as socialist beats top-ranking US congressman

Joe Crowley, a 10-term Democrat pegged as his party’s next leader in Congress, lost his party’s New York congressional primary to a 28-year-old socialist, in a result likely to send shockwaves through the party.

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CHARLESTON GAZETTE: In push to keep opioid pill numbers secret, DOJ claims release would spur robberies

The nation’s largest drug companies — backed by the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration — are fighting to shield the release of information that would show how many prescription opioids they shipped to pharmacies across the country over the past decade.

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FIVETHIRTYEIGHT: Democrats are wrong about Republicans; Republicans are wrong about Democrats

A Pew Research Center poll from last year found that about 40 percent of both Democrats and Republicans belong to their party because they oppose the other party’s values, rather than because they are particularly aligned with their own party.

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THE RICHLAND SOURCE: Shelby officers involved in fatal Tiro shooting acted in self-defense

BUCYRUS - Months of internal investigation and a grand jury review following the fatal police shooting of an armed man in Tiro has determined the two involved officers from the Shelby Police Department acted in self-defense.

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ONE COOL THING: Scientists built a transforming flying robot dragon

There’s plenty to be scared of in 2018. If nightmares of being chased down by Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs weren’t enough, here’s a new fresh horror: robot dragons.

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