MuckReads: From a Prescription Drug Ring to Annual Jail Deaths By State

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The Great Republican Crack-Up, ProPublica

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The Great Republican Crack-up: How Dayton Helps Explain the Rise of Donald Trump

Dayton was once a bastion of the GOP establishment. The story of how the city changed helps explain the rise of Donald Trump.

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Hundreds of Jail Deaths After Sandra Bland’s Could Have Been Prevented.

And since then, at least 810 people have lost their lives in jail.

Since the death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail last year, more than 800 people have lost their lives while in jails across the country. The Huffington Post created a database to track jail fatalities and found that many of them — at least a third — happened within the first three days of arrest or booking.

L.A. OxyContin Ring, Los Angeles Times

More than 194,000 people have died from overdoses involving opioid painkillers — including OxyContin — since 1999. This investigation asserts that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, “collected extensive evidence suggesting illegal trafficking” of the drug for years, but did not stop supplying it to suspicious distributors or report incidents to law enforcement.

Stealing Hope, The Post and Courier

Surviving the Long Haul, Mary Review

The American Trucking Association, the trucking industry’s trade group, suggests that the industry moves roughly 70 percent of America’s freight tonnage. But much less is known about the people who drive those trucks — in particular the women. This investigation found that female drivers are often subject to sexual abuse, and there is a “broken structure of accountability” in the industry that leaves many women in danger.

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