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President Trump Touts "Toughness" in Approach to Combating Opioids

March 21, 2018: On Monday, President Trump addressed the public about the opioid epidemic from a podium in New Hampshire, one of the states hardest hit, citing "toughness" as a focal point in his approach to combating the crisis. Toughness, according to the president's remarks, means cracking down hard on drug dealers, and a tough-on-crime approach above all else. But his plan also includes provisions for reducing the prescription of opioids and widening access to treatment. The Takeaway looks at how the White House's approach appears to diverge from congressional solutions. Plus, we give you the latest on the man suspected to be behind the spate of fatal explosions in Austin, Texas; we preview the trial of three Kansas men charged with plotting to bomb a mosque; and we examine the fate of the last male northern white rhino, whose subspecies is now functionally extinct.

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