When COVID-19 came to rural America | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

COVID-19 ripped through rural Southwest Georgia, killing more people per capita than just about anywhere in America. AP reporter Claire Galofaro joins host Ralph Russo to share the tale of a community that had already felt abandoned before the pandemic, and how she was able to connect with people while also keeping her distance.

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Behind the reporting: AP investigates Italy’s ‘Pain League’

Journalists Claire Galofaro, an AP national writer, and Frances D’Emilio, foreign correspondent in Rome, share their experience reporting on Italy’s Pain League’.

An Associated Press investigation finds that managers with Purdue Pharma’s international arm — Mundipharma — have been caught up in a sprawling corruption case in Italy alleging they paid a prominent pain doctor to help push opioids.