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Amid opioid epidemic, Minnesota seeks expanded Medicaid dollars to treat drug addiction

In response to a surge of opioid-related deaths, the Dayton administration is seeking federal permission to expand the use of Medicaid funding for …

Health Care

Child Custody & Substance Abuse

Worried about your former spouse's drug or alcohol use around your children? Substance abuse is a real issue that many adults struggle with. But …

Drug Addiction

Suboxone recognized as new first line of treatment for opioid substitution therapy

Jurisdictions in the United States are now using Suboxone as an alternative to methadone to fight the opioid crisis, and Canadian experts are pushing …

Drug Addiction

She Used To Be An Addict. Now This Mommy Blogger Is Using Her Story To Help Others.

“I had lived in shame, in the shadows, for so long, afraid to tell the truth about who I was."<p>Before mom Tiffany Jenkins was a well-known parenting …

Drug Addiction

These 3 lives were changed forever with the choice to quit smoking

“I can breathe easier”. See how these 3 former smokers quit and changed their lives for the better.<p>The choice to quit smoking is one of the most liberating ones a person can make. Freeing oneself from the constant cravings for nicotine, not to mention the considerable cost, can mean a kind of …

Public Health

Wisconsin county expands opioid recovery program

Wisconsin's second-most populous county is expanding a program that tries to get people with addictions into treatment after they land in jail or the …

Drug Addiction

Near a Nebraska town, cops seize enough opioids to kill over 26 million

Results this week from a crime lab analysis found that the whopping 118 pounds of narcotics seized by Nebraska State Patrol back in April is all fentanyl, making the bust the state's largest ever and one of the biggest in United States history.<p>Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid over 30 times more …

Crime

The curious case of the White House official Trump says 'doesn't exist'

On Thursday the Trump administration held a "background briefing" where a "senior White House official" provided information to reporters from The New York Times, CNN and lots of other news outlets.<p>On Saturday, President Trump claimed the aide "doesn't exist."<p>It's a flagrant example of Trump's …

Donald Trump

Secret recording by Spanish police could mean trouble for Donald Trump Jr.

"Mr. Trump’s son should be concerned."<p>Spanish police secretly recorded conversations between Alexander Torshin, an official at Russia’s Central Bank …

Donald Trump

Meeting draws people angry over fatal police shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young black man who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer after he ran naked onto an interstate highway.<p>Speakers at the meeting at Richmond's Second Baptist Church said they were …

Law Enforcement

The Russia Investigations: What Just Happened?

<i>This week in the Russia investigations: After Trump's "SPYGATE" gambit, what just happened? Good news for Kushner. Mueller to hacks: Get lost.</i><p><b>What just happened?</b><p>President Trump or his supporters make an explosive allegation. Washington, D.C., responds with an uproar. An "investigation" ensues. …

Donald Trump

Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration reached a deal Friday to reduce sanctions on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE, Congress has shown rare unity in working to prevent the president from giving in to the foreign-backed company in a way that would compromise national security.<p>And more backlash is …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Another Fun Story About Trump's Racism and the People Who Love It

Here’s a lovely anecdote from the <i>Washington Post</i> about racist White House aide Stephen Miller and racist man-child Jared Kushner laughing at racist …

Donald Trump

Kendrick Lamar’s Advocacy For XXXTentacion Shows How Deep Hip-Hop’s Toxic Masculinity Really Goes

Hip-hop’s long-held problem with toxic masculinity and misogyny is no secret, but every so often an example is so egregious it bears calling out — high, loud, and repeatedly.<p>Kendrick Lamar — or his representation — is dead wrong in advocating for XXXtentacion against Spotify’s decision to pull X’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Don't miss what Donald Trump is doing with his 'spy' allegations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last 72 hours, the President of the United States has leaned into a conspiracy theory that goes like this: During the 2016 presidential race, President Barack Obama -- via the FBI -- placed a "spy" within Trump's campaign for purely political reasons.<p>Trump made that charge plain in …

Donald Trump

Oklahoma restaurant shooter had license as armed guard; attack stopped by 2 armed men

Police in Oklahoma Friday evening were still trying to understand why a man armed with a handgun and shooting-range protective gear opened fire at random inside an Oklahoma City restaurant.<p>But it's clear the attack, which left three people shot, could have been worse if it wasn't for the quick …

Law Enforcement

People Are Questioning Donald Trump's Motives For Pardoning Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson

On Thursday, President Donald Trump granted a posthumous presidential pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American boxing …

Donald Trump

Rialto releases 911 call on Airbnb renters that sparked racial profiling allegation

Amid claims of racial profiling, the City of Rialto has released the 911 call made by a resident reporting Airbnb renters in her neighborhood.<p>On …

Los Angeles

Black Law Firm Wins Largest Jury Verdict For Rape In U.S. History

A Black law firm made history this week when a jury awarded $1 billion in damages to a victim of sexual assault. The Tuesday verdict in the case of</b> …

Women of Color

Hulu Is Making A Documentary About R. Kelly's Sex Abuse Scandal

Based on the 2017 BuzzFeed article<p>Another documentary about R. Kelly's sexual abuse allegations is in the works. Hulu has just announced that it is working with BuzzFeed News to bring a feature-length documentary based on the 2017 article claiming that the singer was sexually abusing women and …

R. Kelly

The Quick Read: Rachel Dolezal Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison For Welfare Fraud

Here’s the news you need to know:<p>Rachel Dolezal has been charged with welfare fraud and faces up to 15 years in prison. According to court documents, …

Rachel Dolezal

Meet 18 Candidates Leading the Historic Rise of Black Women Running for Office in Alabama

<i>by Jamia Wilson (with reporting by Samantha Leach) via glamour.com</i><p>Before <i>Black Panther</i> celebrated the all-­female freedom fighters of Wakanda, …

Black History

Fake black woman Rachel Dolezal now accused of welfare fraud -- and the internet is roasting her hardcore

Rachel Dolezal, a former Washington State University instructor who was revealed to be biologically white after taking over the local branch of the …

Rachel Dolezal

Why Frontal Queen Porscha Weeks's Side-by-Side Photos Sparked a Debate About Black Hair

Porscha Weeks, aka the Frontal Queen, the popular Philadelphia-based stylist known for her impeccable ability to slay every frontal she touches has gone viral once again. But while people have come to know her for the work she’s done on her clients, this time, the attention is on her. In a recent …

Hair

These Pics Of Trump's Vs. Obama's Interns Says So Much About Their Administrations

Ad failed to load<p>Well, it looks like the White House is looking exactly that: white. It's no secret that the Trump administration isn't that popular …

Donald Trump

Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.<p>Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week with theft by welfare …

Rachel Dolezal

Men have abortions, too. Why don’t we talk about it?

Abortion rights are under assault. In the US, for example, the Trump administration is pushing through new rules that would effectively cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood. In Ireland, a vote on whether to finally repeal the constitutional provision making abortions illegal shows how …

Feminism

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by eight women

A new report alleges that the actor subjected women to sexual and verbal harassment on film sets and at his production company<p>Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual and verbal harassment by eight different women.<p>According to CNN, the women, who say Freeman subjected them to inappropriate remarks …

Sexual Harassment

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the mispronunciation of African names to teach a lesson on the importance of intent

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is no stranger to having her name butchered.<p>Once, she related to Harvard’s class of 2018 at commencement Wednesday (May 23), her name was terribly mangled by the presenter at a talk in London. Backstage, the presenter had studiously practiced saying Adichie’s name, …

Feminism

Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children

Does Betsy DeVos care more about furthering the xenophobic and racist policies of this administration than she does about educating the children of …

Education