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Drug company, 4 people indicted in painkiller probe

A wholesale drug distributor linked to the flood of opioids into Appalachia and two of its former executives were charged with conspiring to illegally distribute millions of painkiller pills, federal officials said. Read more

Japan’s population shrinks by 444,000

The Japanese government last month released a rough calculation of vital statistics for 2018, revealing that the number of deaths minus births, or natural population decline, totaled 444,085, exceeding 400,000 for the first time. Read more

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert

Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance. Read more

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