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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, the late designer Kate Spade poses with handbags and shoes from her next collection in New York. The funeral  for Spade will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Kate Spade’s father, Earl Brosnahan Jr., dies on eve of her funeral

Associated Press

The family of fashion designer Kate Spade says her father died on the eve of her funeral. The family released a statement Thursday saying Earl Brosnahan, Jr. died Wednesday night at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. The family says he was 89 and had been in failing health.

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a strong correlation between areas afflicted with heavy opioid use and majority electoral support for Donald Trump. Of the 693 counties where opioid prescriptions were at a significantly higher usage than the average county rate, an estimated 59.96 percent of people voted for the Republican candidate, compared to 38.67 percent in counties that had low rates of opioid prescriptions.

Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drug maker headquarters

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An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of a protest against the opioid crisis has been removed.

New leaders tapped for Berlin film festival from 2020

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Carlo Chatrian, the director of the Locarno film festival, and German movie industry official Mariette Rissenbeek have been tapped to take charge of the Berlin International Film Festival starting in 2020.