Children of opioid addicted parents eager to hear candidates' plans for change

Children of opioid addicted parents eager to hear candidates' plans for change

  • Democrats pounce as Trump says he would consider cuts to Social Security and Medicare
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    Democrats pounce as Trump says he would consider cuts to Social Security and Medicare

    While much of the nation was focused on Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, the president gave an interview in Davos, Switzerland, that undercut one of his key pledges from his 2016 campaign, declaring his intention to “take a look” at cutting benefits to entitlement programs, such as Social Security and Medicare. Asked by CNBC host Joe Kernen whether he would ever consider cutting entitlements, Trump, who had run on a promise to protect Social Security and Medicare, didn't rule it out. At some point they will be.

  • Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz
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    Islamic leaders make 'groundbreaking' visit to Auschwitz

    Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation" to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp. The interfaith visit came four days before the 75th anniversary of the camp's Jan. 27, 1945, liberation by Soviet forces and as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust. The secretary general of the Muslim World League, Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, and the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, David Harris, led the tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Poland.

  • Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared'
    The Week

    Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared'

    Experts are seeing shocking similarities between the coronavirus that has now spread beyond China and the SARS outbreak of 2003. Like the infectious pneumonia that has killed at least 17 people, SARS was caused by a coronavirus that originated in China. People were out at markets without masks, "preparing to ring in the New Year in peace and had no sense about the epidemic," Guan Yi of the University of Hong Kong's State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases told Caixin.

  • A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweeting cartoons making fun of President Xi Jingping
    Business Insider

    A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to 6 months in prison for tweeting cartoons making fun of President Xi Jingping

    Luo Daiqing, 20, was arrested in Wuhan, China, in July after posting tweets critical of the government while he was studying in the US, according to court documents Axios obtained. The University of Minnesota student was sentenced to six months in prison in November. A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to six months in prison for posting tweets critical of the government, Axios reported Wednesday.

  • Brexit Bulletin: Law of the Land
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    Brexit Bulletin: Law of the Land

    Beyond Brexit Brexit in Brief Rule Makers | U.K. financiers are asking the government to revamp regulations to attract global business after Brexit. Watchdogs should have the power “to make the U.K. a better place to do business” through a new mandate to support London's financial hub against rivals, according to the International Regulatory Strategy Group, a panel backed by the City of London. Diverging Views | Speaking at Davos on Thursday morning, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid tried to reassure business over Britain's post-Brexit ties with the EU.

  • Warren responds after angry dad confronts her on student loans
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    Warren responds after angry dad confronts her on student loans

    Warren's student loan comments begin at the 6-min. mark in video above After being confronted by a man questioning her student loan forgiveness plan, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dismissed his argument. "We don't build an America by saddling our kids with debt," she said on "CBS This Morning" Friday.

  • Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of Cincinnati
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    Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its agriculture specialists at the Port of Cincinnati have stopped 51 shipments of invasive mitten crabs from being smuggled into the country over the past four months. The shipments containing 3,700 of the live crabs weighed about 3,400 pounds, originated in China and Hong Kong and were destined for businesses and homes in multiple states – mostly New York, a CBP press release said. Nationwide, CBP agriculture specialists and others have refused entry to more than 15,000 mitten crabs since September.

  • 2 elephants escaped a circus in Russia and rolled around in the snow before being recaptured
    INSIDER

    2 elephants escaped a circus in Russia and rolled around in the snow before being recaptured

    Reuters/YVES HERMAN Two circus elephants in Russia made a run for it on Thursday. The circus troupe was in the process of loading the animals into a truck when they walked away. The female elephant, Karla, rolled around in the snow in the city of Yekaterinburg.

  • North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister
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    North Korea confirms former commander is new foreign minister

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday confirmed that Ri Son Gwon, a former defense commander with limited diplomatic experience, has been appointed the country's new foreign affairs minister, while the United States repeated calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. North Korea's official KCNA news agency reported that Ri, the latest military official to be promoted under North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, gave a speech as minister at a New Year dinner reception hosted by the ministry on Thursday for embassies and international organizations.

  • Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnesses
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    Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnesses

    Nearly two-thirds of registered voters (63 percent) agree with Democrats that the Senate should call new witnesses to testify during President Trump's impeachment trial, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. Only 26 percent of voters disagree. Conducted on Jan. 21 and 22 as the Senate trial was getting underway, the poll suggests that broad majorities of Americans side with Democrats in the pitched partisan battle over whether new witnesses should be allowed to testify or whether they should be blocked, as Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has maintained.

  • Robert Koehler: Serial ‘pillowcase rapist’ suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ before arrest
    The Independent

    Robert Koehler: Serial ‘pillowcase rapist’ suspect was building a ‘dungeon’ before arrest

    Prosecutors in Florida believe a 60-year-old man building a “dungeon” under his home is the so-called pillowcase rapist, who authorities say broke into women's houses and concealed his face with pillows and towels in as many as 40 assaults in the state since the 1980s. Robert Koehler was arrested on 18 January after authorities say they tied his DNA to samples collected from a 1983 case. Authorities were able to link Koehler to at least 25 cases, although they believe there are other matches to follow, as investigators begin to dive into Koehler's history in the state.

  • Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans
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    Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

    Three American firefighting airplane crew members were killed Thursday when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which came as Australia grapples with an unprecedented fire season that has left a large swath of destruction. Canada-based Coulson Aviation said in a statement that one of its Lockheed large air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission.

  • These gun enthusiasts at the Virginia rally carried more firepower than many US troops
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    These gun enthusiasts at the Virginia rally carried more firepower than many US troops

    Thousands of heavily armed men and women braved the 30-degree temperatures in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday to proudly show off their firearms and its accompanying accessories. Some enthusiasts near the Virginia capitol carried a .50 caliber rifle capable of firing armor-piercing rounds or an underbarrel grenade launcher.

  • Canada ‘Will Not Stop’ Until It Has Answers on Iran Crash
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    Canada ‘Will Not Stop’ Until It Has Answers on Iran Crash

    Justin Trudeau's second in command, speaking in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Davos, Switzerland, said Canada wants a “real, independent” analysis of the airplane's black box, along with transparency on what exactly happened. “I am confident we will get those answers because Canada is relentlessly focused on getting them and we will not stop until we get them,” Freeland said. Iran is under intense international pressure to provide full accountability over the circumstances that caused the crash of the Ukrainian International Airlines plane on Jan. 8.

  • Philippine President Duterte threatens to end military deal with U.S.
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    Philippine President Duterte threatens to end military deal with U.S.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States on Thursday he would repeal an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a political ally.

  • Family attorneys say cruise line's story of toddler's death is 'physically impossible'
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    Family attorneys say cruise line's story of toddler's death is 'physically impossible'

    Attorneys representing the family of an Indiana toddler who fell to her death from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in July say their recent inspection of the scene proves the cruise line is lying to the court. Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean filed a motion to dismiss the civil case holding them responsible, claiming that Chloe Wiegand's death was solely caused by the "reckless and irresponsible" actions of her grandfather, Salvatore "Sam" Anello. The cruise line maintains that Anello was aware that the window Chloe fell from was open.

  • These 9 Dining Chairs Are Sculptural, Surprising, and Downright Sleek
    Architectural Digest

    These 9 Dining Chairs Are Sculptural, Surprising, and Downright Sleek

    The best chairs earn their place at the table Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Russia, China, and Iran Would Love to Take Out a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier. Here's Why They Can't.
    The National Interest

    Russia, China, and Iran Would Love to Take Out a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier. Here's Why They Can't.

    Key Point: The vulnerability issue is harder to address because putting 5,000 sailors and six dozen high-performance aircraft on a $10 billion warship creates what military experts refer to as a very "lucrative" target. Large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are the signature expression of American military power. No other combat system available to U.S. warfighters comes close to delivering so much offensive punch for months at a time without requiring land bases near the action.

  • In Trump impeachment trial, Nadler presses case by quoting Lindsey Graham — from 1999
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    In Trump impeachment trial, Nadler presses case by quoting Lindsey Graham — from 1999

    Rep. Jerry Nadler pressed the House's impeachment case against President Trump in the Senate Thursday using the words of one of Trump's most ardent defenders — who is also a juror in the ongoing trial — to make the case that a president need not have committed a crime in order to be removed from office. Nadler showed a video clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to argue that the Founding Fathers had not defined the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” — the basis specified in the U.S. Constitution for impeaching a president — leaving the question up to Congress. The video showed Graham speaking in 1999, when he was a member of the House, serving as an impeachment manager during the trial of then-President Bill Clinton.

  • Insys founder Kapoor sentenced to 66 months in prison for opioid scheme
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    Insys founder Kapoor sentenced to 66 months in prison for opioid scheme

    John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc, on Thursday was sentenced to 66 months in prison for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme that contributed to the U.S. opioid crisis. Kapoor, 76, is now the highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be sentenced in a case linked to the opioid crisis. His was the harshest sentence in a case in which several former Insys executives will go to prison.

  • More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak
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    More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak

    More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, home to long-haul carrier Qatar Airways, said it had installed thermal scanners at its main hub, Hamad International Airport. Kuwait announced similar measures late the night before at Kuwait International Airport, joining the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which on Thursday announced screenings for all passengers arriving on direct flights from China, including at Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest.

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar launches 'Send her back to Congress!' reelection bid with big advantages
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    Rep. Ilhan Omar launches 'Send her back to Congress!' reelection bid with big advantages

    Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. is kicking off her reelection campaign Thursday night with a massive bank account and no challengers who pose a serious threat from either party. Her campaign slogan — “Send her back to Congress!

  • 4 killed in plane crash at Southern California airport
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    4 killed in plane crash at Southern California airport

    Four people were killed when a small plane crashed at the Corona Municipal Airport in California, authorities said Wednesday. The plane then crashed through a fence and hit a barrier to the east of the airport. "He [the pilot] didn't pull back and he was too fast on the runways," pilot Dorothy Voll, who witnessed the crash, told CBS LA.

  • U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms
    Bloomberg

    U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms

    The U.S. sanctioned four companies that it says have traded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Iranian petroleum and petrochemicals in its latest effort to clamp down on the Islamic Republic's revenue sources. The Treasury Department penalized Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Sage Energy HK Limited, Peakview Industry Co. Limited, and Beneathco DMCC for dealings with the state-owned National Iranian Oil Co., it said in a Jan. 23 statement. The transactions helped finance Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force and its terrorist proxies, the department said.

  • 'Serious safety risk': Man arrested after pointing laser at planes, temporarily blinding one pilot
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    'Serious safety risk': Man arrested after pointing laser at planes, temporarily blinding one pilot

    Two planes were struck by a lasers, which temporarily blinded one of the pilots, as they flew into Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida Wednesday night. One of the planes was a small aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, and the other was a United Airbus A320 coming in from Newark, New Jersey. When the laser struck the Cessna Skyhawk between 7:25 pm and 8:15 p.m., the pilot's sight was "temporarily impaired," according to Kohuth.