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The Summit County Community Partnership is one of the agencies that marked International Overdose Awareness Day today.  And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, it's using the occasion to launch a new way to dispose of unwanted medications – a key part in addressing the opioid crisis.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told a room full of veterans that American leadership means standing with allies. 

In Clinton's address to the national convention of the American Legion, the former secretary of state stressed the importance of alliances.

"Threatening to walk away from our alliances, ignoring the importance that they still are to us, is not only wrong, it's dangerous."

AFL-CIO press conference

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Warren and Parma tomorrow, stumping for Hillary Clinton – whom he had briefly considered challenging in the Democratic primary. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on appearances with autoworkers in which Biden is expected to directly tackle Donald Trump. 

Biden campaigned in the Mahoning Valley a half dozen times during the presidential races of 2008 and 2012. Jaladah Aslam, a union retiree who now is a labor and political consultant, says the vice president knows the valley at a more intuitive level as well.

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It took a marathon bargaining session, but the possibility of a Cleveland teacher’s strike this week is now unlikely.

Around 5 Tuesday morning, the union and school administration announced they reached a tentative contract deal. Earlier this month the teachers union issued a strike notice after off-and-on contract talks that started last November failed to yield an agreement.

In a recorded statement, school CEO Eric Gordon summed up the final push.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers will work on Friday, averting a planned strike. StateImpact Ohio’s Michelle Faust reports a local education official applauds the tentative contract reached Tuesday between the Cleveland Teachers Union and Cleveland Metropolitan School District.