OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy; Nearly 50,000 GM employees go on strike after union talks break down; Rise of video app TikTok brings concerns about spread of Chinese-style censorship; The Saudi oil attacks are signs of Trump’s Mideast fiasco; If Netanyahu wins reelection, Mideast doomsayers may be proved right; The Kavanaugh revelations: Why the Supreme Court is broken; Should we love or hate ‘negative’ interest rates?; Why Biden will never recover from his ‘record player’ line; A report documents the systematic abuse inflicted on migrant children; Fears of military conflict between Venezuela and Colombia grow amid tensions over Maduro government; Eric Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim that the Obamacare website cost more than Trump’s border barrier; In call with Trump, Pelosi and Schumer say any gun bill without background checks ‘will not get the job done’; William F. Buckley Jr. vs. James Baldwin: A racial showdown on the American dream
The Trump administration was contemplating what U.S. officials characterized as a serious military response, and the president tweeted, without naming Iran, that the U.S. was “locked and loaded depending on verification.”
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The move by the drugmaker — which is accused of triggering the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction — is part of a tentative legal settlement that sets the stage for battles over the Sackler family fortune.
TikTok has quickly become China’s most successful social-media export, but searches for Hong Kong on the app reveal a version of reality featuring playful selfies, food photos and singalongs — and barely a hint of unrest in sight.