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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin poses at his campaign headquarters in San Francisco, on May 26, 2022. Politically liberal San Francisco could vote out one of the most progressive prosecutors in the country nearly three years after he was elected. Boudin's time in office coincided with a pandemic in which brutal attacks against Asian seniors and viral footage of rampant shoplifting fueled a rare campaign to remove him. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Residents in S.F., L.A. looking to recall Soros-backed DA’s

Californians are putting their soros-backed district attorney’s on the chopping block for their soft-on-crime policies. Tuesday’s primary ballots will give San Franciscans the chance to oust DA Chesa Boudin (D-Calif.). The embattled attorney has decried the effort as a Republican hit job, but 64 percent of Democrat voters reportedly supported the recall effort. Even progressive Mayor London Breed (D-Calif.) spoke out against her DA’s approach to crime.



Tablets believed to be laced with fentanyl are displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration Northeast Regional Laboratory on October 8, 2019 in New York. - According to US government data, about 32,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2018. That accounts for 46 percent of all fatal overdoses. Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for a range of conditions, has been central to the American opioid crisis which began in the late 1990s. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)

Texas, Colo. authorities warn of spike in fentanyl overdoses

The Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas has warned of a possible surge in drug overdoses. According to the agency, nine patients were taken to local hospitals after experiencing signs of overdoses over a span of around 36-hours last week. Additionally, El Paso police reported two people died from an accidental overdose last month.



FILE - The Walgreens logo on the front of a store, July 14, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass. The Walgreens pharmacy chain has reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly dispensing millions of painkillers that contributed to the opioid crisis, state officials said Thursday, May 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Walgreens to pay Fla. $683M in opioid settlement

Walgreens has agreed to pay Florida $683 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the pharmacy chain helped fuel the opioid crisis in the state. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the agreement Thursday, which requires Walgreens to pay $620 million to the state over a period of 18-years and 63 million for legal fees.



FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question during a news conference in Phoenix. Gov. Doug Ducey used his executive powers Monday, April 19, 2021, to prohibit local and regional governments from making "vaccine passports" a requirement for people to enter businesses or get services, calling it an encroachment on the private medical information of Arizona residents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Ariz. Gov. Ducey unveils 26 state strike force to secure southern border

More than two dozen Republican governors are promising to secure the southern border with a coordinated strike force. On Tuesday in the border community of Douglas, Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey (R) announced the creation of the 26 state American Governors Border Strike Force. The group’s mission is to stop illegal drug and human smuggling at the southern border.