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20 states with the most drug abuse and 5 more statistics

20 states with the most drug abuse and 5 more statistics Prescription pain medications added to the opioid epidemic. In fact, the Golden State ranks 23rd among the fifty states and the District of Columbia studied by WalletHub , the personal finance website. Here are five more highlights from the WalletHub study. Iowa has the lowest rate, at 11.9 percent. Unsurprisingly, the states with the lowest rates are also among those that have the fewest percent... [Full Article...]

Trump insists no evidence of collusion with Russian Federation

And never mind that Yates served under both Democratic and Republican presidents, and never mind that she didn't find out about the Muslim ban until long after she had reported on Flynn, and never mind that the ban itself wasn't even announced until long after she had reported on Flynn. [Full Article...]

Appeals court hears testimony on Trump travel ban

Appeals court hears testimony on Trump travel ban A statement calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" was deleted from President Donald Trump's campaign website Monday, after Sean Spicer was asked about it during today's press briefing. But three Republican appointees on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, asked whether the president should be second-guessed when it comes to prote... [Full Article...]

Nigeria Chibok Girls: 82 Freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria Chibok Girls: 82 Freed by Boko Haram Some Boko Haram suspects being held by the government were released as part of the negotiations, Buhari's office said Saturday. A spokesperson for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave credit to the Swiss government, several local and global NGOs, the worldwide Committee of the Red Cross, and Nigeria's military for negotiating the women's release. [Full Article...]

Stabber seemed to be carrying human head

Before walking through the doors of the Thriftway store Sunday afternoon, authorities believe Webb killed his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, at the home they shared in Colton , about 10 miles away. Investigators determined the woman died at the Elwood Road home, and that the same man is a suspect in her homicide and in the Estacada stabbing. Following the attack in the grocery store, seve... [Full Article...]

Boeing to announce where new TX training jets will be assembled

Boeing to announce where new TX training jets will be assembled Almost 2,000 jobs could be headed to St. Louis-based Boeing if it lands a 16-billion dollar contract with the U.S. Air Force. "It's not "if" it's awarded, it's "when" it's awarded", Rep Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, told a cheering crowd of about 200 Boeing employees and area officials gathered in a hangar displaying two of the company's T-X models. [Full Article...]

Watch Donald Trump's First Commencement Speech as President

Watch Donald Trump's First Commencement Speech as President After winning an overwhelming 80 percent of the white evangelical vote in November, Trump returned on Saturday as president to assure students that he still does not take his vow to Champion the Christian faith lightly. In his appearance Saturday - which was complete with Falwell presenting Trump with an honorary law degree from the school - the president did not directly address controversy over ... [Full Article...]

Explosive Dutch documentary says Trump has deep ties to Russia's mafia underworld

The "tease" from President Donald Trump has been going on for years, as he once stated that he would probably release his tax returns when President Barack Obama released his birth certificate. While Trump has dodged personally releasing his tax returns as every president since Richard Nixon has done, portions of previous returns have been leaked publicly - although it's unclear who is responsib... [Full Article...]

Trump seeks to quickly replace sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Garcia, a former NY prosecutor, held high-level positions in the Commerce Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. "He needs to empower his people and spokespeople to understand what's happening and be okay to legally communicate it to the world", Josh Earnest, the former spokesman for Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, told MSNBC. [Full Article...]

Mizzou lands four-star center Jeremiah Tilmon

Mizzou lands four-star center Jeremiah Tilmon Louis High School, Tilmon averaged an outstanding 3.5 blocks per game. Martin left his position as the head coach at California in March to take the Missouri job and he appears to have jump-started the Tigers' men's basketball program. Missouri now has the No. 6-ranked recruiting class in the country, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He spent his junior season at La Lumiere School in ... [Full Article...]

Student charged in stabbing spree at UT doesn't remember attack

Student charged in stabbing spree at UT doesn't remember attack Brown, from Graham, Texas, was a 2016 graduate of Graham High School. "We recognize there is tremendous pain among the student body", Fenves said. When police interviewed a friend of Harrison Brown's - the student who died after being stabbed - he said he saw someone make a punching motion toward Brown's chest near Gregory Gymnasium. [Full Article...]

Comey on Trump Tapes: I Hope They Exist. That Would Be Perfect

It also escalated a potentially damaging standoff between a fuming, undisciplined president and the unorthodox lawman he dismissed three days earlier. "I can tell you that the majority, the vast majority of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees, enjoyed a deep and positive connection to Director Comey", said McCabe, who called it the "greatest privilege and honour in my professional life t... [Full Article...]

US AG issues new criminal charging policy

Now, if prosecutors wish to pursue lesser charges for these low-level crimes, they will need to obtain approval for the exception from a US attorney, assistant attorney general or another supervisor. "By definition", the memo reads, "the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences ". [Full Article...]

Oklahoma officer says she recalled training as she shot man

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby, 43, shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in September on the city street where his SUV had stalled. A white Tulsa police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist took the stand in her own defense on Monday, saying she fired because training taught her to act quickly against a perceived deadly threat, according to local news reports. [Full Article...]

Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump

Putin undecided which song to play when he meets Trump But he decides to plunge ahead regardless. Sputnik posted a video of Putin's piano performance on Twitter . A jab at a possible lack of attention to detail at China's state properties? During the time the Soviet Union was emerging from the shadow of Stalin. [Full Article...]

Private jet crashes in New Jersey residential area

Multiple organizations are reporting that a small jet has crashed in the vicinity of Teterboro Airport, causing multiple buildings to catch on fire. The crash occurred in an industrial area on Kero Road in the town of Carlstadt. But commercial and jet pilots are both used to gusty conditions, the channel said, and if a safe glide is not possible they are trained to head back up until it's safe t... [Full Article...]

Deputy national security adviser reportedly feeds Trump fake news on climate

The White House's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer are some of the officials that might be included in the "major reboot", Axios news website reported Sunday, citing unnamed confidants within the administration. [Full Article...]

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief Now, more fuel for the fire. On Wednesday and Thursday, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was responsible for sharing the administration's elusive official line of reasoning during the White House news conferences. The chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, and its ranking member, Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, have c... [Full Article...]

US Senator Sees No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud in 2016 Elections

In a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election tampering in March, voter fraud became a topic of questioning - Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., asked Comey if the Federal Bureau of Investigation had any evidence that votes were changed in states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and OH, to which Comey answered "No". [Full Article...]

Trump's comments on Muslims are at center of travel-ban case

Trump's comments on Muslims are at center of travel-ban case William Brangham has that story. Within minutes of Spicer's grilling, the text of the December 7, 2015, statement was removed from DonaldJTrump.com. presidents have wide powers. What if he repudiated them all? OMAR JADWAT: Not at all, your honor. It would be a significant fact. "Do I understand that just in that circumstance, the executive order should be honored?" But the Fourth Ci... [Full Article...]


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