How Jeff Sessions Could Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse

Sessions' policy memo directs prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense". According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , prescription opioids sales in the USA almost quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, despite there being no change in the amount of pain Americans say they're having. [Full Article...]

Severe weather possible Tuesday, early Wednesday in Oklahoma

Severe weather possible Tuesday, early Wednesday in Oklahoma Thursday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. High: 86. Wind: SE 15-25 miles per hour. Friday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66 degrees. Thunderstorms likely with a 60% chance for DFW after midnight. [Full Article...]

Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director within a week

There are six known candidates who interviewed for the position on Saturday at Justice Department headquarters. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially". District Judge Henry E. Hudson , a George W. Bush appointee who struck down the centerpiece of the Obama administration's health care law in 2010. Adam Lee, a special agent in charge of the FBI's office in Richmond, Virginia, wa... [Full Article...]

Canadian woman's cutout of Spicer in bush gets attention

Plus, you can't go wrong with having Trump and Spicer make out, which just had to be included as a way to piss off the president even more . Unwilling to believe his BFF Trump would ever do anything to hurt him, Spicey takes to the streets, motoring his podium up to NYC to get the truth in person. [Full Article...]

Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally

President Trump named Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Former Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders said: "The sole objective of this commission is to propagate a myth and to give encouragement to Republican governors and state legislators to increase voter suppression". [Full Article...]

Here's a list of possible candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

President Trump says he did not ask former FBI Director James Comey for a loyalty pledge, but doesn't think it would be "inappropriate" to do so. Hours later, the White House would neither confirm nor deny the existence of the president's secret recordings. [Full Article...]

United States says Syrian regime built crematorium at prison complex

Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, said U.S. officials had evidence that a crematorium had been built at Saydnaya, a large military prison to the north of Damascus. However, the US government does want Russian Federation specifically to hold the Assad regime accountable for the atrocious acts. Trump ordered airstrikes on a Syrian airfield last month after Assa... [Full Article...]

Trump's 'religious liberty' executive order has implications for Catholic hospitals, women's healthcare

Trump's 'religious liberty' executive order has implications for Catholic hospitals, women's healthcare President Trump's " promoting free speech and religious liberty " order is supposed to protect individuals from negative action for political activity or expression in a religious environment. But President Trump has been a vocal opponent of it, claiming that he would "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment and "allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution". [Full Article...]

Plane in deadly crash was registered in Montana

The FAA said the Learjet 35 departed Philadelphia and went down at 3:30 p.m. about a quarter mile from the airport in a residential area in northern New Jersey . Authorities arrived at the crash scene to find that fire had engulfed two industrial buildings near the Carlstadt Department of Public Works building. [Full Article...]

Why Didn't Anyone Help Timothy Piazza?

Why Didn't Anyone Help Timothy Piazza? Ten of the defendants were arraigned Friday and were released on bail and the remaining defendants will be arraigned next week. Centre County President Judge Thomas King Kistler presided over the arraignment, opting to arraign several as a group because they all faced the same charge. [Full Article...]

2nd of 4 Confederate monuments removed

2nd of 4 Confederate monuments removed Like that monument, the Davis memorial was being taken down in the wee hours of the morning. "I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it..." In late April an obelisk honoring an uprising in 1874 during which white New Orleanians shot police officers in protest of Reconstruction, and which bore a plaque commemorating white supremacy, was removed under the cover of nigh... [Full Article...]

"Real Housewives" star beaten in home invasion

While the victims were bound, the crooks rummaged through the home and snagged an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry before fleeing, police said. The Holmdel Township Police Department then launched a joint investigation into the attack and robbery with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. [Full Article...]

Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA

Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA He says it took 15 minutes to form the 30-foot-tall letters, after which they sang "God Bless America". According to the Los Angeles Times, the crowd included babies as young as 1½-years-old, and retirees. "It was just a way to express our love for the country". Trump sent a message to his detractors in and ex-FBI Director James Comey on Saturday during his speech to more than 18,000 graduat... [Full Article...]

White House denies report Trump shared intel with Russian Federation

US Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said allegations that president Trump released classified information to Russian Federation would be a "slap in the face" to the intelligence community. The New York Times also noted that "Trump's disclosure does not appear to have been illegal - the president has the power to declassify nearly anything". [Full Article...]

Red Sox issue lifetime ban to fan who used racial slur

Red Sox issue lifetime ban to fan who used racial slur The Red Sox went on to say that the organization has reported what occurred to the Boston Police Department for further investigation. Red Sox: Farrell said knuckleballer Steven Wright, who was put on the disabled list Monday with a sprained left knee, is "contemplating the options that are available to him and "surgery's not ruled out.". [Full Article...]

Former WH official: Obama did not record private meetings

Former WH official: Obama did not record private meetings On the other side of this equation we have those Americans who hate America and agree with Obama about wanting to fundamentally change it, and these persons are treated as wise and are celebrated as being heroes by the liberal press. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" Penned while the former president was a graduate student at Harvard Law - with the help of fellow classmate Robert Fisher - "R... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Mocks Donald Trump Over Health Care Gaffe

The meeting happened nearly three hours late after Mr Trump postponed it to remain in Washington while a bill to overturn much of former president Barack Obama's signature healthcare law passed the House of Representatives, a move further away from a guarantee of universal coverage. [Full Article...]

Rupert Murdoch says Bill Shine has left Fox News

Rupert Murdoch says Bill Shine has left Fox News In a statement, Murdoch praised the pair as "recognized industry leaders" who have "both played a large part in assembling the deepest bench of talented broadcasters and journalists". But he is named in several of the harassment lawsuits filed against the network, alleging that he failed to act on complaints about Ailes. CNN and MSNBC wouldn't want him, and the other fledgling conservative news ... [Full Article...]

Appeals court hears arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

Appeals court hears arguments on Trump's revised travel ban The judge blocked the enforcement blocked the enforcement of barring foreign nationals from six majority-Muslim nations from entering the country. Whatever the court rules, the case is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court , which would make the final decision. [Full Article...]

National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill

National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill She also said, "I think they are opening up those meetings. Both Democrats and Republicans have said this plan is no good". "That's really up to the leadership", Sen. White House spokesman Sean Spicer distanced the Trump administration from the group's membership. However, he also seemed to make a point of giving the Senate time to make changes, despite Trump's strong desire to fulfill his ca... [Full Article...]

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