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NEW YORK — More than two dozen Americans whose lives were upended by the opioid crisis finally had their long-awaited chance Thursday to confront in court some members of the family they blame for fueling it.

They were angry, defiant, tearful, sometimes trying to be forgiving — and sometimes definitely not — as for nearly three hours they addressed three members of the Sackler family who own Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin.

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