US teen drug overdose deaths have increased by 19% after years of decline Play

US teen drug overdose deaths have increased by 19% after years of decline

Teen drug overdose deaths in the US have increased by 19%. After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses climbed from 3.1 deaths per 100,000 teens in 2014 to 3.7 in 2015. The rates, released by the National Center for Health Statistics, involve teens ages 15 to 19. Most of the overdose deaths were driven primarily by opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. Aug 17, 2017
Baltimore removes all 4 Confederate statues Play

Baltimore removes all 4 Confederate statues

Per a unanimous vote by the Baltimore City Council the Robert E. Lee and amp; Stonewall Jackson Monument, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Confederate Womens Monument and the Roger B. Taney Monument were all taken down. This happened hours after President Trump reiterated that both sides were at fault during the Charlottesville, VA violence. Other cities such as Memphis, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky., Jacksonville, Fla. and Washington, D.C.are considering eliminating their own Confederate statues according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, over 700 Confederate monuments and statues remain on U.S. public land. Aug 16, 2017
Theresa May sees no equivalence between fascists and those who oppose them Play

Theresa May sees no equivalence between fascists and those who oppose them

May said that it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far-right views. The U.K. prime minister was speaking on 16 August, the day after US President Donald Trump claimed that anti-fascist protesters were partially to blame for violence at a far-right rally. Trump has come in for criticism since he made these latest controversial remarks, with Republican Senator John McCain tweeting Theres no moral equivalency between racists and Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry. The President of the United States should say so. Aug 16, 2017