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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September 18:

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A measure to crackdown on the shipment of opioids from China is moving its way through Congress. Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman touts this provision as a key tool in the fight against the drug epidemic.

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Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is reintroducing a bill he hopes will slow the flow of synthetic heroin such as fentanyl and carfentanil into the country.

Many of the packages of the illegal synthetic drugs are coming from labs in China and India via the U.S. Postal Service. Portman’s bill would require advance electronic notification of what’s in postal packages, as well as where it’s shipped from and who it’s shipped to.