Supervised drug injection site in US is almost ready to open

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia nonprofit group detailed plans Wednesday to open next week what would be the nation’s first medically supervised injection site to combat overdose deaths, despite outrage from neighbors and opposition from the local federal prosecutor. The announcement came after a federal judge who oversaw months of […]

Massachusetts House leaders propose 5-cent gas tax increase

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House leaders proposed a 5-cent gas tax hike on Wednesday as part of a larger bill aimed at increasing funding for transportation. The proposal would also increase fees on ride-hailing services and end the state’s sales tax exemption for the purchase of vehicles by rental car […]

Trump to detail US coronavirus efforts, Schumer seeks $8.5B

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease-fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested. A day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus […]