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Huntington, W.Va., Mayor Steve Williams, left, and lawyer Rusty Webb enter the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va., in May. A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis in a West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction.
Kenny Kemp
Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
The lawsuit accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in one West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction.
June Wood Agamah
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June Wood Agamah is the author or “Caryl’s Closet,” a memoire about growing up in Guyana, South America and her experiences immigrating to America. She spoke to Community Voices about the book and her mission work in Ghana, West Africa.
A rescue helicopter hovers over the Punta Rocca glacier near Canazei, in the Italian Alps in northern Italy, on Monday, a day after a huge chunk of the glacier broke loose, sending an avalanche of ice, snow, and rocks onto hikers.
Luca Bruno
An Italian regional leader said that 14 persons remained unaccounted for: 10 Italians, three from Czechia and one from Austria.
Protesters march along South High Street on Saturday in Akron, Ohio, calling for justice for Jayland Walker after he was fatally shot by police.
Phil Masturzo
Akron Beacon Journal via AP
Armed police and an ambulance are seen outside the Field's shopping center in Orestad, Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday.
Olafur Steinar Gestsson
Ritzau Scanpix via AP
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