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Certain estimates place the number of opioid deaths at more than 115 every day. The National Institute on Drug Abuse claims 72,306 people died from drug overdoses last year alone. States and even Native American nations have filed lawsuits against drug manufacturers and pharmacies for flooding the streets with prescription pills.

So, this week President Donald Trump signed an expansive set of legislation aimed at addressing the opioid crisis. "Together we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in America," Trump asserted. "We are going to end it or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent in this terrible, terrible problem."

There are a million options for your Halloween costume. Sexy cat. Sexy lumberjack. Sexy Supreme Court justice. And most of those options won't get you into trouble with the law. But one might.

While the mental image of a non-police officer dressed up as a cop being arrested by real cops is, we must admit, a little humorous, no one wants to end up behind bars this year. So, before you pass up the chance to be sexy Frankenstein's monster in favor of a regular old police officer, is it illegal to dress up as a cop on Halloween?

Last week, President Donald Trump signed a package of legislation regarding the Federal Aviation Authority, including a landmark effort to protect the rights of passengers with disabilities on airlines.

The Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights will increase civil penalties for bodily harm to passengers with disabilities or damage to wheelchairs and mobility aids, as well as create an advisory committee to recommend consumer protection improvements. Here's a closer look.

Apple's iPhones appear to be getting more secure: they've moved from passcodes to fingerprints, and again from fingerprints to facial recognition. But while this may keep your iPhone safer from hackers, it may not keep it safer from law enforcement.

As we noted earlier this week, police officers and federal agents are increasingly using suspects' Face ID function to unlock their iPhones during criminal investigations. Thus far, there's been no case of someone refusing such a request, but could law enforcement force you to use your face to unlock your phone, or, worse, could they trick you into unlocking it just by looking at it?

After twice being denied presidential permits to build the Keystone XL Pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada to America's Gulf Coast, the third time was a charm for TransCanada. In fact, it was President Donald Trump who, in his first week in office, signed an executive memorandum "invit[ing] TransCanada ... to promptly re-submit its application to the Department of State for a Presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline."

And while Trump promised the pipelines would "use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible," that didn't address the lack of environmental impact analyses, according to a recent lawsuit trying to block the Keystone XL project.

Patients With Passports: Is Medical Tourism Legal?

The health care industry is in a state of flux, and not just over the Affordable Care Act. Medical tourism, when patients travel to foreign countries for medical care, is a burgeoning trend. In 2014, 1.4 million Americans embarked on medical tourism, and that figure is expected to climb.

Some travel abroad to get procedures that have not been FDA approved here in the U.S., such as stem cell therapy and assisted suicide. But medical tourism is not just for the rich and risky. It is now the option of choice for lower income and under-insured patients that can only afford a $12,000 Thai heart bypass instead of a $210,000 one here in the U.S.

The largest U.S. health insurance companies will now cover medical tourism costs, including healthcare and travel fees for patients and companions. Anthem Blue Cross, BlueShield, UnitedHealth Group, WellPoint, Humana, and a host of others will cover these costs for customers. Should you go for your next procedure?

Normally, you'd consider a charitable act, like giving food to people who can't afford to eat, something to be praised instead of punished. But you're not Florida.

Pastors, activists, and volunteers have been getting arrested in the Sunshine State for years, for simply feeding the homeless. Or, more specifically, they were arrested for violating city ordinances which impose restrictions on hours of operation and requirements regarding food handling and safety for "social service facilities," which can include setting up tables in a public park and sharing food. But a federal court just ruled that one charity's outdoor food sharing is in fact expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment.

Many addicts are the last to recognize that they have a problem. Others feel that they can solve it themselves, without the need for admission into a full-fledged rehabilitation program. Still, some exasperated parents and siblings may not be willing to wait for a family member to sort out their addictions on their own, and will seek to forcibly institutionalize them.

But is that legal? Can you be compelled to go to rehab against your will?

Legal How-To: Shipping Alcohol

Like a needle in a haystack, you've stumbled upon an amazing bottle of wine at a great price. Delighted to share this discovery with your friend, you decide to buy an extra bottle and ship it. But wait! Not so fast! Shipping alcohol is easier said than done.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Shark Week. And while some viewers kick back, marvel at the raw beauty and destructive power of sharks, and think, "Thank goodness I don't have to encounter those in my daily life," others are wondering, "Can I get one of those in my living room?"

The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is: It depends on the shark!