Abuse of opioids such as heroin, oxycontin and methadone led to 28,000 deaths last year, according to federal agencies. Many states are taking steps to combat the epidemic, but proposed solutions have attracted their own share of controversy and criticism. Judy Woodruff talks to Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts for more on the fight against opioid abuse in his state.
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In our news wrap Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) announced that Senate Republicans will not hear any Supreme Court nominations until a new president has been elected. Also, the CDC is investigating 14 possible cases of Zika virus in the U.S. that might have been spread through sexual transmission.
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Actor Richard Dreyfuss launched The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative to make sure kids understand what America is all about. But he’s still not wildly optimistic about our future. Watch full episodes of “The Late Show” at http://bit.ly/1Puei40
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Brett McGurk, President’s Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL joins Press Secretary, Josh Earnest for the White House Press Briefing on February 23, 2016. A transcript will be available at web-site https://www.whitehouse.gov
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