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UPCOMING:

INMATES-ADDICTION MEDICATION

GREENFIELD, Mass. — American correctional institutions are slowly loosening resistance to giving inmates medication for their opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Justice says roughly 300 of the nation's 5,100 correctional facilities offer the medications. Criminal justice analyst Andrew Klein says that number has grown from just a handful in the years prior to the opioid epidemic. By Philip Marcello. AP photos and video.

IN BRIEF:

— PLAYGROUND TORCHED — Three teenagers are accused of setting fire to a New Jersey playground that was designed for special needs students.

— TRUMP-LEBRON — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.

— INVASIVE BEETLE — Authorities in Maine and elsewhere in the country are asking residents to be on the lookout for the destructive Asian longhorned beetle this month.

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