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China Buys Friends With Ports and Roads. Now the U.S. Is Trying to Compete.
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China Buys Friends With Ports and Roads. Now the U.S. Is Trying to Compete.

ELEFSINA, Greece—An aging shipyard here has a new suitor sizing it up for investment: the U.S. government. To counter China’s rising global economic influence, Washington has taken a new direction with foreign assistance. Rather than just lend money or promote trade, as in recent decades, the U.S. is now investing dollars overseas to advance American

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Overdose Deaths Up By 600% In State Prisons : NPR
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Overdose Deaths Up By 600% In State Prisons : NPR

State prisons are grappling with how to deal with an increase in overdoses due to alcohol and drug abuse. David Madison/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Madison/Getty Images State prisons are grappling with how to deal with an increase in overdoses due to alcohol and drug abuse. David Madison/Getty Images Prisons and jails in

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Centrist Democrats Take Wait-and-See Stance on $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan
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Centrist Democrats Take Wait-and-See Stance on $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

WASHINGTON—Several centrist Democrats took a neutral stance Wednesday on a new $3.5 trillion budget agreement, saying they needed to review details of a sweeping plan to fund expanded access to preschool and affordable child care, broader Medicare benefits and programs aimed at combating poverty and climate change. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and

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