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Source: Common Domain

Truex strengthens grip as driver to beat for NASCAR title

Sunday 17:16 GMT

Truex was fastest in the final practice of the season, hitting 171.195 mph on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and again stamping himself as the driver to beat in the finale.

Truex, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick race for the title in the winner-take-all format that crowns a champion. He has led the Cup Series in nearly every measurable category and is a seven-time winner this year.

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Source: Common Domain

The opioid epidemic is costing the U.S. more than $500 billion per year

Tuesday 20:58 GMT

The U.S. opioid crisis, which President Donald Trump has declared “a public health emergency,” has ravaged some communities across the country.

When taking health-care bills, criminal justice costs and lost productivity, the opioid epidemic is costing Americans billions of dollars a year. That’s more than quadruple the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids in 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Source: The Week

How socialism helped shape modern religion

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Not only did religion lead many to socialism; with spiritualism and occultism, socialism has contributed in lasting ways to the landscape of modern religion.

The fronts were clear: As a wrathful letter to the editor claims, the "scientific" German socialism owned the future, while the failure of socialism in France owed to it being "theosophical socialism." Alphonse-Louis Constant, a clergyman who in the 1840s became notorious for his extreme radicalism, was another mystically inclined socialist.


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