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Here are the important stories to know for Friday, August 11:

1. President Donald Trump told reporters that he is declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency, but there’s no official word yet from the administration.

2. Ivanka Trump’s label is opening a stand-alone store in Trump Tower after getting dropped by other retailers.

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Abu Zafar
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