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Report Says Legal Opioids Doubled Economic Dropout Rates

Government-approved opioids almost doubled the number of young men who were pushed out of the workforce before the election of President Donald Trump, according to economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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Cowboys for Trump Ride Through D.C. in Support of Border Wall

D.C. Police escorted men and women on horses through the streets of the nation’s capital on Friday as Cowboys for Trump and a last-minute Native American rider rode in support of President Donald Trump and his efforts to build a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

Cowboys for Trump Ride Through D.C. in Support of Border Wall

Swedish State-Run Rehab Homes Awash with Illegal Drugs

A damning report has found that Swedish government-run homes for drug addicts are awash with so many drugs that several people have even died from drug-related causes in the last five years while in care.

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Watchdog: Afghans Turn to Heroin Production for Job Security

The historic production of opium and its heroin derivative in Afghanistan — with a record output value of up to $6.6 billion last year, or nearly a third of the country’s entire gross domestic product — appears to provide better prospects for job security than any other industry in the nation.

FILE -- In this April 21, 2014 file photo, Afghan farmers harvest opium, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, where the majority of the world’s opium is grown -- and as insurgent attacks intensify around the provincial …

U.S. Air Campaign Destroys $42 Million Worth of Taliban Heroin Profits

The unprecedented U.S.-led air campaign against the Taliban’s economic engine, opium and heroin, has destroyed 73 drug labs and deprived the narco-jihadist group of $42 million in proceeds since President Donald Trump authorized the operations in November.

**FILE** A Taliban militant is seen with an AK- 47 rifle gun, right, as farmers collect resin from poppies in an opium poppy field in Naway district of Helmand province, southwest Afghanistan in a Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo. Drought and anti-drug campaigns helped slash Afghanistan's opium poppy cultivation …