Allyssa Randall

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Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is America’s 50-state epidemic. It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of “pill mill” clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy. It has ripped through New England towns, where people overdose in the aisles of dollar …

Drug Addiction

House panel probes drug distributors and DEA amid national opioid crisis

A congressional committee Monday opened an investigation into the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slowdown of enforcement efforts in the face of a national opioid epidemic and demanded to know why drug distributors had shipped hundreds of millions of painkillers to communities in West …

Medicine

Trump Official Looks To Help Michigan With Opioid Crisis

<i>Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) FILE</i><p><b>LANSING (AP)</b> – Gov. Rick Snyder is looking to fight the …

Harvard panels tackle opioid crisis

<i>The Ed Portal and the Harvard Chan School each brought together experts last week to discuss how the nation’s opioid crisis developed and possible</i> …

Mental Health

The Victims of the Opioid Crisis - WSJ.com

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Dow Jones

Free Speech

Internet Speech<p>The digital revolution has produced the most diverse, participatory, and amplified communications medium humans have ever had: the …

Rights & Freedoms

Twitter Sues the Government to Block the Unmasking of an Account Critical of Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter sued the federal government on Thursday to block the unmasking of an anonymous account that has posted messages critical of the Trump administration and has claimed to have ties to a government agency.<p>The suit sets up a potential confrontation between the Trump …

Social Media

When Flamethrowers Like Ann Coulter Come to Campus

Free speech has become a contentious issue on college campuses. In an age of inflamed rhetoric — both online and off — a fundamental principle of liberal arts education is being tested in new ways. Right-wing provocateurs like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, and more traditional conservatives …

Rights & Freedoms

K-12 Public School Student Expression Overview

By <i>David L. Hudson Jr.</i>, First Amendment Scholar<p><i>Updated March 2018</i><p>Specific Topics in Public school student expression:<p>Public school students do not …

What Does Free Speech Mean?

The First Amendment states, in relevant part, that:<p>“Congress shall make no law...abridging freedom of speech.”<p>Freedom of speech includes the …

How big a problem is crime committed by immigrants?

<b>NEW YORK</b> - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of …

Hundreds of immigrants convicted and not deported committed more crimes — even murder

At least 121 killings within a four-year span were carried out by convicted immigrants who were not deported, according to a 2015 U.S. Senate …

Immigration

Texas Sheriff Vows To Help Trump Deport Criminal Aliens

A Texas sheriff is looking to aid President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in deporting illegal immigrants through new measures.<p>…

India's Marital Rape Crisis Reaches 'Tragic Proportions'

One-third of men in India, where spousal rape is legal, admit to having forced a sexual act on their wives.<p>It was a daily terror, a nightmarish ritual that tormented her each night. That's how a 27-year-old Indian woman describes the repeated rapes by her husband.<p>“I used to get jitters before going …

Rights & Freedoms

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Our Blog<p>Here at The Hotline we’re talking about the most current topics related to domestic violence — and we want to hear what you have to say. Join …

Marital Rape

As an advice columnist, I receive too many letters like these (names have been changed):<p>Anna is a woman in her 40s. She has been in a conflicted …

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants

Donald Trump has ordered his new administration to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants.<p>The US President’s sweeping new executive …

Key points in Trump's immigration executive orders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders on immigration and border security, which included his campaign promises of building a wall and substantially stepping up deportations and immigration enforcement.<p>The lengthy orders contained a number of provisions …

Immigration

Is torture effective for gathering intelligence? – Part 2

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>Another debatable point about the use of torture goes beyond the legal and the moral. Does even torture work?<p>For that, we turn to Bill …

Gwen Ifill

Trump says torture works, US will review policies in war on terror

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror. It includes possible resumption of banned interrogation methods and reopening CIA-run "black site" prisons outside the United States.<p>In an …

Donald Trump says torture 'absolutely works' -- but does it?

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump ignited a row over the use of waterboarding Wednesday after claiming intelligence professionals told him it "absolutely works."<p>In an interview with ABC News, he said the US must "fight fire with fire" when dealing with terrorists in comments which reverberated …

Donald Trump

Trump Justifies Torture, Saying "It Works"

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump echoed a statement he made while on the campaign trail. In an interview with ABC News, he said that where …

Torture

Donald Trump's Mexico wall: Who is going to pay for it?

<b>President Donald Trump has set in motion his plan to build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" between the US and Mexico.</b><p>The border is about 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long and traverses all sorts of terrain.<p>Mr Trump says his wall will cover 1,000 miles and …

Donald Trump

Hill Republicans revolt over Trump's plans to build border wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico is facing a major problem: A wall of resistance from his own party.<p>A growing number of congressional Republicans are objecting to the cost and viability of a proposal that was a rallying cry for the …

Republicans

Which costs more: Trump’s border wall or illegal aliens?

The estimates of the cost of carrying out President Trump’s plan to build a wall on the nation’s southwest border vary, but the fiscal and societal …

Building Trump’s Wall? 6 things to know about the U.S.-Mexico border

With President Donald Trump moving ahead to build a mammoth wall, the spotlight is on the U.S.-Mecican border. And there’s a lot that most people …