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Skimm This: Boy Scouts, Federal Charges in the Opioid Epidemic, and Sitting

April 24, 2019

It’s April 24th. Happy Hump Day. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Hundreds of people have come forward alleging that they were sexually abused by members of the Boy Scouts. Lawyers are trying to recruit them for class-action suits. That’s because states have been expanding their statutes of limitations. We’ll break down how they’re connected and what this might mean for the future of the Boy Scouts.

  • For the first time ever, a pharma co and two former drug execs are being federally charged for their roles in the opioid crisis. We’ll tell you what’s going down.

  • A new study came out today. It’ll make you want to get up, stand up. For your health.

  • The cast of the new “Avengers” movie is about to have a great weekend. Thanks to China.

theSkimm: Thousands of Boy Scouts leaders and volunteers have been accused of sexually abusing children - in cases that go back decades. Lawyers are now just scrambling to rep survivors in lawsuits. What’s changed: states have been expanding statute of limitations laws for child sex abuse. We’ll tell you what you need to know. Meanwhile, the feds are hitting a pharma co and two former execs with drug trafficking charges. They’re the first federal charges issued in the opioid epidemic. Also on today’s episode: news you’ll want to be standing up for, and the cast of “The Avengers” would like to thank… China.

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