The Opioid Files

A remote Virginia valley has been flooded by prescription opioids

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Pills by the tens of thousands, then by the hundreds of thousands and ultimately by the millions found their way to Norton, a city tucked in southwest Virginia’s coal country, according to a Post analysis of federal data that tracked the manufacture and sale of opioids across the United States.
Leavenworth, Kan.
118,021,330 pain pills supplied from 2006-2012
227 pills per person

Trump spoke repeatedly with Cohen, aides during scramble to pay Stormy Daniels, documents show

A judge ordered the release of investigative materials involving the federal probe of payments made to protect the president's candidacy.

Trump says he disagrees with ‘Send her back!’ chant, despite his nearly identical remarks

President Trump told reporters that he began speaking "very quickly" after the crowd at a rally began chanting in criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). But in fact, he remained silent for about 13 seconds as the chanting was heard.
Critic’s Notebook

Up to 4 million people are leaking secrets through browser extensions

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(Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
Capital Weather Gang
An excessive heat watch has been issued for the D.C. region for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Heat indexes are forecast to be near 115 degrees.
Two-thirds of employees at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and more than half of employees at the Economic Research Service will decline to move to the Midwest.
Perspective
The cyclist who got fired for giving the middle finger as President Trump left his Sterling golf club wants to serve on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
Homeowners in a mixed use neighborhood in Upper Marlboro, Md., say they were expecting professional offices rather than a 4-million-square-foot industrial facility.
The demonstration at the Russell Senate Office Building was the second this week in which people of faith called for the eradication of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and an end to the practice of detaining migrants at detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Going Out Guide
Aslin Beer Company just opened a massive new brewery and taproom in a former FEMA warehouse in Alexandria.
Perspective
Washington’s manager has justified his players’ faith and the organization’s patience. Now he can prove his mettle.
The multimillionaire is charged with sex trafficking dozens of girls from 2002 to 2005.
A potentially deadly combination of heat, humidity and stagnant, polluted air has led to heat advisories and warnings affecting 154 million Americans.
May was unable to deliver on her promise to see Britain leave the European Union, on time, in good order, with a sensible plan for future trade.
Protesters demand that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, mired in allegations of corruption and scandal, step down. He has refused.
Campaign 2020
The proposed legislation would make it more difficult for investors to strip cash, real estate and other assets from the companies they take over.
The children’s program is the first TV show to receive the performing arts award. The Dec. 8 ceremony will also salute Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Tilson Thomas.
It remains to be seen whether the reaction after his first tee shot was because of the three-time champion’s notoriously bad back or the placement of the shot.
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Special Report

This German city had few foreigners. Then refugees changed it in some surprising ways.

Three stories from the other Frankfurt.
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(AP)
Special Report

Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, survey finds

A Washington Post-Reforma poll shows most Mexicans favor deporting Central American migrants to their home countries.
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