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Purdue Pharma says settlement talks in opioid cases not over
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Purdue Pharma says settlement talks in opioid cases not over

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and lawyers representing local governments both said Sunday that they're interested in continuing negotiations to settle lawsuits over the toll of the opioid crisis a day after two state attorneys general told colleagues that their talks with the company were at an impasse and that they expected the company to file imminently for bankruptcy.

Alabama parole hearings canceled over notification lapse
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Alabama parole hearings canceled over notification lapse

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday abruptly canceled more than 100 parole hearings scheduled for next week, citing unspecified concerns about victim notification. Director Charlie Graddick, who took office this week, blamed the previous parole board administration for failing to ensure compliance with a new state law, passed in May.