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Monday’s Headlines: Emerging budget deal likely to include few or no actual spending cuts, lift debt limit for two years

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Emerging budget deal likely to include few or no actual spending cuts, lift debt limit for two years
The agreement appeared likely to mark a retreat for White House officials who had demanded major spending cuts in exchange for a new budget deal. Negotiators are awaiting final approval from the president.
The Opioid Files
The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with two Ohio counties
Cuyahoga County and Summit County soon will be at the center of the most important legal test of how much responsibility drug companies bear for the opioid epidemic. A drugstore in one Cleveland suburb received millions of pain pills, more than any other in Cuyahoga County, over a seven-year period.
 
We were ‘addicted to their pill,’ but they were ‘addicted to the money’
A group of recovering addicts in Abingdon, Va., respond to The Post’s reporting on what company executives said in emails as the opioid crisis raged on.
 
Puerto Rico has turned on its governor as deep unrest reaches the surface
Organizers expect more than 1 million people to join a national march Monday to show their anger with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló — who announced he will not seek reelection — and the territory’s entire political system.
 
During America’s ‘most segregated hour,’ preachers grapple with President Trump’s politics
In Greenville, N.C., where Trump supporters chanted “Send her back!” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who is Muslim and a refugee, leaders of three congregations handled the moment differently in the pulpit.
 
 
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Opinions
Hiding from ICE, Hispanic Americans are strangers in our own land
It’s a difficult time for religion. But these two groups restored faith in faith.
Yes, dictators are on the rise. But people all over the world are fighting back.
The forces against religious freedom are ascendant. Trump mounts a defense.
The unnerving tale of having my Social Security hacked
Two extraordinary exonerations show the failure of our justice system
 
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Campaign 2020
Sanders and Warren have a similar message, but they’re battling different weaknesses
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), faced with questions of electability, is trying to show that her message appeals in places such as Iowa. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), meanwhile, is fishing for votes among older Iowans more likely to support former vice president Joe Biden.
 
Today’s WorldView | Analysis
Trump welcomes Pakistan’s troubled leader
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with the president will be a get-together of two celebrity gadflies turned rabble-rousing, nationalist politicians.
 
Robert Morgenthau | 1919–2019
Influential district attorney and bane of rogue banks, scofflaws dies at 99
The longtime New York County D.A. revolutionized how the job was done as he championed white-collar probes along with street-crime prosecutions.
 
Hong Kong’s political crisis takes a sinister turn as armed attackers bash protesters
Footage showed a white-shirted gang belting people in a subway station, leaving dozens injured, though police made no arrests.
 
Perspective
I’m thrilled to be a grandmother. Just don’t call me granny.
I know that I’m getting older, but I’m not ready to give in to being the old lady that our media and society have painted.
 

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