No ID? For the homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober. But when he staggered into a detox facility on a recent Friday night, his head brimming with the thought that suicide would end the pain, he was told he couldn't be admitted because he didn't have a photo ID.

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  • Written by By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE , Associated Press

Interior watchdog reviewing Zinke's calls to Alaska senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal watchdog is examining phone calls to Alaska's Republican senators from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking support for the GOP health care bill.

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  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

NIPTON, Calif. (AP) — Now that one of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania?

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  • Written by By JOHN LOCHER and JOHN ROGERS , Associated Press

With all-powerful assembly, is Venezuela still a democracy?

 

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela has installed an all-powerful constituent assembly with the authority to rewrite the constitution, remove public officials and trump all branches of government, raising concerns about the health of democracy in the country.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that.

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  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and JOYCE M. ROSENBERG , Associated Press