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As President Trump prepares to declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis, the law enforcement community is racing to contain the spread of fentanyl, which has largely replaced heroin on the streets in opioid-ravaged New England and is increasingly the cause of fatal overdoses nationwide,...

Legionnaires of the 1st Regiment of the French Foreign Legion near Marseille last year. (Claude Paris/Associated Press) American criminal law generally recognizes the defense of duress: The rules vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but one common formulation is that the defendant is excused from criminal responsibility...

Seizures of deadly synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil have soared in Minnesota, forcing law enforcement agencies to adopt new procedures for collecting evidence, making drug arrests and testing samples at forensic labs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The synthetics are so powerful that,...