Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the deaths caused by drug overdoses. According to the CDC, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. Last year’s tally set a record — the figure is greater than the highest yearly number of deaths from car crashes, HIV/AIDS and gun violence. Synthetic opioids, particularly fentanyl, accounted for more than 28,000 overdoses. Overdose deaths have become so common that the U.S. life expectancy has dropped by nearly 4 months over the last three years. Early data indicates 2017 could be the peak, and overdose deaths are expected to decrease. But a lot more must still be done to decrease the mortality rate and provide treatment to drug users.
Actress Anne Heche has died. The 53-year-old actress was in a devastating car accident on Friday, August 5, that left her in a coma. Her family had issued a statement shortly before her death to inform the public that the “Six Days, Seven Nights” actress was not expected to survive after experiencing a catastrophic brain injury caused […]
- In The Know by Yahoo
TikTokers were shocked by what this mom uncovered in the toddler clothes section.
- The Hill
Republicans, including Greene, have repeatedly accused the Justice Department of going after Trump for political reasons.
- Business Insider
Trump doesn't deny taking classified nuclear documents from the White House while baselessly accusing Obama of the same thing
Trump baselessly said Obama "kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified," suggesting that "lots" of them "pertained to nuclear."
- NBC News
A Texas man charged with five counts of child sexual assault died after a jury convicted him and he chugged a bottle of liquid in the courtroom, his lawyer said.
- Rolling Stone
Republicans in Congress and the conservative media are plum out of talking points following the revelation that the FBI may have been searching for material pertaining to national security
"Alarm has grown when you talk to advisers of the former president," Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tells MSNBC.
Trump baselessly bashed Obama for transferring records from the White House to Chicago. Here's why Obama was allowed while Trump is under scrutiny by the FBI.
The National Archives took it upon itself to dispel Trump's claims on Friday.
- Rolling Stone
"Nuclear weapons issue is a Hoax, just like Russia, Russia, Russia was a Hoax," the former president raged on Truth Social
Some Republicans express concern about Trump reportedly taking documents about nuclear weapons to Mar-a-Lago, even as they bash the FBI
One House GOP lawmaker said the severity of what Trump may have done could depend as not all nuclear information is "highly, highly" classified.
Here’s the Real Reason Tom Brady Is Taking a Surprise Break from the Buccaneers & When He’s Coming Back
His first break since coming out of retirement.
- The Recount
Fox News' Steve Doocy to House GOP Chair Stefanik on nuclear documents reporting: "That's kind of a big deal!"
Fox News' Steve Doocy said to House GOP Chair Stefanik that reports the FBI were seeking to retrieve classified nuclear documents from Mar-a-Lago is: "kind of a big deal!". President Trump overnight said that he encouraged the judge who authorized the search to release both the warrant and the list of items sought in the search.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Federal sources tell Newsweek what happened at Mar-a-Lago: The FBI truly thought this wasn't going to be a big deal. Whoops.
- E! News
After Tom Brady missed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' team practice on Aug. 11, head coach Todd Bowles said the NFL quarterback will be taking time away from the team. Find out when he'll return.
Republicans may have shot themselves in the foot by hammering the DOJ to release the Mar-a-Lago search warrant
Legal experts and political strategists speculate that Donald Trump's backers overplayed their hand and Merrick Garland called their bluff.
- Yahoo TV
Despite the fact that the image shown was credited to a Twitter handle run by a digital artist who creates memes, Kilmeade tried passing it off as real.
- The Daily Beast
Fox News/ScreenshotAs it becomes increasingly clear that Donald Trump may have violated the Espionage Act by storing “top secret” government documents at his private residence, the former president has turned to a familiar excuse: Obama did it too.“President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified. How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!” Trump posted on his social media platform Friday.But shortly after that, Fox News’ chief political ancho
- The Advocate
The actress had been declared brain dead, but she was kept on life support for a time for the purpose of organ donation.
Trump and his allies have attempted to distract Americans from an ongoing criminal investigation by pushing false claims about Obama. The facts reveal why the two presidents' actions aren't comparable
The Trump family was “actually able to see the whole thing,” attorney Christina Bobb said of the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago.