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Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was featured in a Washington Post-“60 Minutes” report on how he helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies. President Trump said he will make a “major announcement, probably next week” about how his administration plans to tackle the “massive problem” of opioid addiction.
Black adults in Pennsylvania were eight times more likely than white adults to be arrested for marijuana possession last year, says an American Civil Liberties Union analysis. Advocates say the results argue for legalizing the drug.
Letting Seattle voters decide whether to ban safe-injection sites would infringe on the power of the county health board, a judge ruled. If upheld on appeal, the ruling would knock the I-27 initiative off the February special-election ballot.
Team owners appear to be seeking middle ground between football players and their critics during the heated debate over the phenomenon of players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.
The latest iteration dropped one majority-Muslim country, Sudan, added another largely-Muslim nation, Chad, and included Venezuela and North Korea. What the administration describes as “tailored” travel limits in the new policy are set to take effect early Wednesday.
Firearms thefts rose 37 percent increase, and the higher rate is continuing this year, says the Kansas City Star. Many gun owners are making it easy for criminals to propel the city’s high rate of gun violence. They are stowing their guns carelessly in cars, not securing them in locked boxes, and failing to record serial numbers to help law enforcement if they are stolen.
“It’s kind of cutting-edge technology now,” said Assistant Chief Michael Kovacsev of St. Petersburg, Fl., which tested gun cameras this year. “One thing about the gun camera is you can actually see what’s going on. You actually get to see the viewpoint of the officer where the weapon is pointed.”