The Rehab Racket: Investigating the high cost of addiction care

Amanda Northop/Vox Reporter German Lopez is looking into America’s notoriously opaque addiction treatment industry, which affects thousands of people each year. America is facing a harrowing opioid epidemic, one that kills thousands of people each year. But the rehab system that could help combat the crisis is failing. It is far too expensive for typical families and often provides addiction treatments that aren’t proven or actually have evidence against their use. “The problem in the…

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Mississippi will no longer ban calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers”

Product labels like the one on this veggie burger were banned under a Mississippi law that went into effect July 1. | Getty Images In response to a lawsuit, the state is revising its regulations. It looks like Mississippi is backing down from its proposed law taking aim at meatless meat products in grocery stores. The state in July had put into effect a law banning stores from labelling products as “veggie burgers,” or using…

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Now the states are coming after Google and Facebook, too

New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a bipartisan group of state AGs in an antitrust probe into Facebook. | Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Investigations into Big Tech are all the rage right now — including among state attorneys general. State attorneys general from both parties are upping the pressure on Facebook and Google with antitrust probes into their practices. On Friday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that she plans to…

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It Chapter Two is fun and scary, but lacks what made Chapter One great

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown in It Chapter Two. | Warner Bros. It Chapter Two is faithful to Stephen King — in all the messiest ways. It Chapter Two arrives at the inevitable problem with many a Stephen King adaptation: The more faithful the adaptation, the more it exposes the difficulty of translating King’s novels to the big screen. Hollywood tends to transform King’s overwhelmingly internal, psychological horror and Tolkienesque fantasy worlds into externalized,…

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Trump improbably promises Congress will fix DACA if the Supreme Court strikes it down

Protesters in New York march for protections for DACA recipients in January 2018. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Congress has repeatedly tried to pass a DACA bill, but is now at an impasse. President Donald Trump is claiming that if the Supreme Court decision backs his choice to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program giving legal protections for young unauthorized immigrants, striking the program down, Congress will step in to protect them instead. On…

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