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McKinsey Apologizes For Helping Purdue Pharma 'Turbocharge' Opioid Sales

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| The corporate consulting giant issued a rare apology for its behind-the-scenes work with Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. One senator called McKinsey's behavior "abhorrent."

Casey Goodson Update: Death At Deputy's Hand Is Ruled A Homicide

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The Franklin County, Ohio, Coroner's Office said in a statement that Goodson died of "multiple gunshot wounds to the torso" but did not address the family's claim that he had been shot in the back.

Arms Control: When Biden Takes Office, Clock Will Be Ticking To Save New START Treaty

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When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, he'll have 16 days to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to save the last arms control treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.

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Federal Investigators Join Probe Into Casey Goodson Shooting Death

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The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether Goodson, a 23-year-old Black man, had his civil rights violated when he was shot and killed by law enforcement Dec. 4.

Army Punishes 14 At Fort Hood After Review Sparked By Vanessa Guillén's Killing

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Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy cited profound problems at the base, including a command climate that was "permissive of sexual harassment and sexual assault."

In NYC, Christmas Without Tourists Is Not Merry For Businesses

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Holiday tourism is off sharply in New York. Businesses are looking for other ways to break even this holiday season because they usually count on a big bump in tourist revenue this time of year.

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New Zealand Finds Intelligence Lapses Leading To Last Year's Mosque Attacks

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A Royal Commission report criticizes the country's lax gun laws, lackluster counter-terrorism efforts, "fragile" intelligence agencies, and ineffective leadership leading up to the attack.

Nearly 85% Of California Residents To Be Under Stay-At-Home Orders Through Christmas

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State officials announced on Saturday that they will bring back sweeping new restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to climb and ICU capacity dwindles.

Photos Capture World's Largest Iceberg As It Heads Toward South Atlantic Island

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The iceberg is said to be on a collision course with the island of South Georgia, a U.K. territory. The government there released the photos, saying it was keeping a close eye on the situation.