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After completing treatment for substance abuse, many teenagers choose to stay at recovery high schools, a study finds. (Associated Press/File)

‘Recovery high schools’ pop up nationwide as opioid crisis hits teens

- The Washington Times

When John Edmonds was a teenager, a Maryland judge gave him an ultimatum: After racking up 16 felonies and struggling with addiction, he could either go to juvenile prison or a treatment program. He chose the latter and was sent to Phoenix High School, a public school in Montgomery County specifically tailored to keep at-risk youths sober and drug-free.

George McGovern. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The sad tale of two stumbling parties

- The Washington Times

We’ve heard the words and music of this song before. The hoariest cliche in American politics, presented as accomplished fact by every wise head in academe and media after every wipe-out election, is that the losing party is finished. Kaput. Destroyed. Done for. Dead, as in the graveyard.

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DACA denial rate doubles under Trump administration

- The Washington Times

The Homeland Security Department has doubled the rate of denials of Dreamers' amnesty applications, according to numbers released Wednesday that suggest the administration had been taking a harder line even before President Trump's announcement this month that he would phase out the DACA program altogether.

Bills are going before the Senate to effectively block President Trump from dismissing special counsel Robert Mueller from his investigations into election meddling. (Associated Press)

Senate weighs bills that block Trump firing Mueller

- The Washington Times

Just as President Trump has begun easing off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Senate Judiciary Committee members next week will consider two partisan-backed bills aimed at shielding the probe from the White House.

Independence supporters wave "estelada" flags during a rally in northern Spain. (Associated Press/File)

Clashes intensify as Spain tries to block Catalonia's secession referendum

A battle over the future of Spain is intensifying as conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the central government in Madrid are on a collision course with a left-wing separatist movement in Catalonia, the country's richest region, over a planned referendum on independence, which Spanish high courts have declared illegal and many fear will explode into violence as federal security forces try to block the vote.

Hamdullah Mohib (left), Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States, said the Trump administration's plan for a long-term occupation in his country is the right way to capitalize on gains made in the past 16 years of war. (Associated Press/File)

Afghanistan welcomes Trump plan for long-term U.S. occupation

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: A country that has long fiercely resisted foreign occupiers is ready to accept a long-term U.S. military presence to ensure stability and security, Afghanistan's ambassador to Washington said in an interview, adding that Kabul is also ready to forge stronger ties with regional powers such as Iran and India to defeat an Islamist insurgency and serve as a check to neighboring Pakistan.

Philadelphia finds hundreds of illegal voters

- The Washington Times

Hundreds of non-citizens were registered to vote in Philadelphia over the last decade, and at least 90 of them actually ended up casting ballots that should never have been allowed, City Commissioner Al Schmidt said Wednesday, adding more fuel to complaints of bogus voting in U.S. elections.