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SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

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In other news, 60 people in 5 states have been charged by federal prosecutors for distributing over 32 million pain killers in exchange for cash and sex, among other things.

Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and a dentist who unnecessarily pulled teeth from patients to justify giving them opioids.

The 60 people indicted include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. The charges involve more than 350,000 illegal prescriptions written in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia, according to indictments unsealed in federal court in Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, 30 central banks including the banks of France, England, and China are calling on governments to promote green energy and raise awareness of the financial costs of climate change, because it's really expensive.

Finally, major business lobbies are warning the Trump regime that including a citizenship question on the 2020 census could hurt business.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An array of U.S. companies have told the Trump administration that a citizenship question on the 2020 Census would harm business if it leads to an undercount of immigrants, undermining the data they use to place stores, plan inventory and plot ad campaigns.

Corporate executives, lobbyists and representatives from major industry groups like the Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and the International Council of Shopping Centers have raised the issue in meetings with government officials, according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the matter.