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Walmart is giving away free opioid disposal kits

Walmart is trying to help curb America’s opioid crisis. The retail chain said Wednesday that its pharmacies will offer a free kit that allows patients to safely throw out unused opioid prescription pills at home. The packet, called DisposeRx, dissolves pills into a biodegradable gel. Walmart says it’s the first …

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Tensions flare over electric fishing in European waters

Many Dutch trawlers catch bottom-dwelling fish with bursts of low-voltage electricity, sparking fears from other fishing nations and some environmental groups. Ton Koene/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images By Erik StokstadJan. 16, 2018 , 5:55 PM In a surprise outcome, the European Parliament voted today to ban a type of electric fishing that has …

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Bitcoin falls below $10,000

Bitcoin keeps tumbling. The price of the volatile digital currency briefly dipped below $10,000 around 7 a.m. ET on Wednesday, its lowest level since late November, according to data from CoinDesk.com. Bitcoin has dropped nearly 30% this week and has lost almost half of its $19,343 peak value on December …

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