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Thursday headlines: Home! Troubled home!

More than 70 people overdosed in New Haven, CT, on K2, a synthetic cannabinoid that may have been laced with fentanyl.

More than 72,000 Americans died last year from drug overdoses, a 10% increase over 2016.

America has a physician shortage. One solution: let students complete school and see patients earlier.

Puerto Rico's power blackout finally ended on Tuesday. It was the longest continuous outage in the nation's history.

Just 500 farmers in one Arizona county may decide the fate of the entire Southwest.

Available for a minimum bid of $8,000, your very own US Border Patrol station in Arizona.

Dollar General is growing fast in rural America, where some see its arrival as proof that a town is failing.

East Palo Alto used to be America's murder capital. Now it’s poised to break $1 million in median home prices.

The Islamic State, rebounding from setbacks, still has more than 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq.

An argument says austerity was “the greatest mistake of economic policy analysis since 1929.”

Researchers are conflicted about why money developed in certain ancient societies and not others.

The uncle of the White House’s immigration architect says their family wouldn’t have survived his policies.

Hundreds of newspapers publish editorials rebuking Trump’s attacks on the press.

A newsletter we like: Bizarro Devs, a fun, weekly blend of technology news, experiments, and other diversions (some of which we've definitely linked to in previous editions of this newsletter).

A day in the woods with the San Francisco-based Forest Bathing Club.

An interview with Michael Pollan by someone who’s never tried psychedelics.

The rosé market is flush with "bulk" wine—low-quality grapes, underripe fruit, red wine by-products.

When a brewery creates an In-N-Stout beer, In-N-Out crafts a legal letter full of puns (in good spirits).

“An escalator can only become stairs.” Comedians explain which jokes they wish they could steal.

Baroque underwater photography by Hawaii-born Christy Lee Rogers.

The only song ever sung in a court of law—"Home! Sweet Home!"—was sung by a defense attorney in 1935. His client got life.