Associated Press
Associated Press 25 Nov 2020

Purdue guilty plea 'cuts head off' opioid serpent


A NY attorney says Purdue Pharma's guilty plea "is a very, very important step" in addressing the opioid crisis but will never bring back the people who died. Hunter Shkolnik said the plea has essentially "cut the head off" the opioid serpent. (Nov. 25)

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. CBS Los Angeles reports.
Wong, together with fellow activists Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow, pleaded guilty to charges related to organising, taking part in and inciting protesters to join an unauthorised protest outside police headquarters last June.
Prominent #HongKong pro-#democracy activist #JoshuaWong and two other activists were taken into custody Monday after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a demonstration outside police headquarters during anti-government protests last year.
Rachel Maddow reports on a rare sighting of shame in the waning days of the Trump administration as Trump NSA Robert O'Brien, who brought his wife on an official trip to Europe in the midst of the spiking coronavirus pandemic, returned home early to deal with the discovery of a Russian hack of U.S. agencies on a massive scale. Aired on 12/16/2020.

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