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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Less Addictive Drugs

  • Many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower risk of dependence. Experts say it’s because opioid drugs are generally cheap while safer alternatives are often more expensive.
  • ProPublica and The New York Times found that almost every Medicare prescription drug plan covered common opioids and very few required any prior approval.

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  • Not long ago, Li Tianyou was a scrawny junior high school dropout. Now, his video streams have made him one of China’s best-known internet personalities, with 22 million fans.
  • Italy seems to have found a solution to itsmigrant crisis. But some say the country may be strengthening Libya’s warlords, while condemning thousands to misery.
  • The architect Gin Wong has died at 94. Perhaps best known for a Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, he helped define the postwar landscape of Los Angeles.
  • At a briefing on hurricane evacuation orders for Florida residents, an unskilled sign language interpreter warned of “pizza” and “bear monster.”
  • Carlos Muñoz Portal, the location scout for the Netflix show “Narcos,” was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds while reportedly taking photographs for the series in Mexico.
  • Paris, which made three failed Olympic bids in the past 25 years, won the 2024 Games by putting sports first, pushing its environmental credentials and embracing lobbying.
  • At the start of this week, the moon will momentarily block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury, offering a vivid reminder of the cosmic clockwork of our solar system.
  • A priest who had been held captive in Marawi since May escaped amid heavy fighting as Philippine troops closed in on Islamic State-inspired militants in the war-torn city.
  • Brenda Lewis, a versatile American soprano known for performing work by contemporary composers, has died. She was 96.
  • A British press watchdog has forced The Mail on Sunday to admit that an article saying that U.S. researchers manipulated climate data was inaccurate. 
  • Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has a $10 million American bounty on his head but lives openly in Pakistan. Now, he has become the face of a new political party.
  • Thousands of protesters, and their causes, converged on Washington. Among them were the Juggalos, there to dispute their official status as a gang.
  • Inside a bullet-scarred building outside Damascus, Syria, the rooms once more rang with children’s voices as class resumed despite the conflict.
  • Two Americans accused police officers of rapein Florence, Italy, unsettling a city that reveres its Carabinieri police force and relies economically on foreign students.
  • Incomes are up. Poverty is down. Job openings have hit a record high. But forces hindering the middle class may reach back farther than many economists have thought.
  • Watch eight great classical music moments on video, from a gorgeous symphony built from hymn tunes to pummeling guitars and drums.
  • Hurricane Irma introduced us to plenty of memorable people, including a nun wielding a chain saw and a man who suggested shooting at the storm (it was a joke).
  • The tangled state of the ride-hailing industry is making for strange bedfellows. Uber sought a lifeline with SoftBank, and Lyft held discussions with Alphabet.
    A sighting of rare white giraffes in Kenya produced what is thought to be the first known footage of the ghostly creatures whose genetic condition inhibits pigmentation.
  • A week after Amazon announced plans for a second headquarters somewhere in North America, Walmart said it was doubling down on its hometown of Bentonville, Ark.
  • The Vatican recalled a priest working as a diplomat in Washington after the State Department notified it of “a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images.”
  • Why did the United States allow a convoy of Islamic State fighters to go free? American officials say the decision involved a trade-off of competing priorities.
  • The Bernie Sanders “Medicare for All” plan promises rapid, sweeping change to the American health care system. But deep in its back pages is a more modest fallback plan.
  • Forecasters say there is a good chance that Hurricane Jose, which is moving north, will not make landfall on the East Coast. Still, they are urging vigilance.
  • A federal judge in Brooklyn dismissed the drug lord known as El Chapo’s claim that he had been improperly extradited from Mexico, allowing his case to move toward a trial.
  • The coming departure of Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair’s editor for 25 years, has set off a race to inherit his throne. Here is a look at several top contenders.
  • The snow leopard is no longer endangered, according to a leading conservationist group. But poaching and habitat loss still threaten the animal’s numbers.
  • Far-right voters in both the United States and Europe are far more likely to express concerns about immigration and race than trade.
  • A city official in Austin, Tex., who oversees the South by Southwest festival was reprimanded after being accused of refusing to meet with female colleagues.
  • Louisiana State University said it was investigating whether hazing had led to the death of a freshman. The 18-year-old had a “medical emergency” at a fraternity house.

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