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Covid anxiety, lockdowns causing sharp rise in drug abuse

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Drug abuse and other effects of the coronavirus and lockdowns continues to rise with mental health being hit particularly hard. In Ohio, like other states, counties are seeing a startling rise in ...

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St. Louis County prosecutor clears officer who shot Michael Brown

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Six years after a police shooting of Michael Brown triggered riots in Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis County prosecutor has announced that his office will not seek charges against officer Darren Wilson. ...

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Opioid deaths in Missouri decline for first time since 2015

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In addition to a declining death rate from Covid-19, Missouri has more positive health news to celebrate. Opioid deaths in the state declined last year for the first time since 2015. The ...

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African American pastor calls on black community to do its own “healing work”

Marc Little, an African American pastor, community and business leader, states the black community does not need the help of whites to heal from the trauma in their homes and lives, in ...

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Little Richard and his surprising faith story

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Rock ’n’ roll icon Little Richard, who died this weekend at age 87, has been heralded by the entertainment industry as a trailblazer whose performances influenced Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ...

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Is it time to end our dependence on generic drugs from China?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of things about the US and China’s relationship. One most notable thing is how America depends on China for generic prescription drugs in a major ...

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Kansas is unmatched at tracking offenders but may ease rules

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Kansas is unmatched in tracking offenders, resulting in more than 21,000 people convicted of sex, drug or violent crimes being registered on a public database. One of them is Marc Schultz, who ...

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Communist China controls 80% of American drugs

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China this week implied it could hold the United States hostage over its control of drugs that millions of Americans depend on. The startling threat was met with anger by both Republicans ...

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Report: Historic decline in drug overdose deaths

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Are Trump administration policies having a positive impact on lowering drug overdose deaths? For the first time in nearly three decades, the deaths resulting from drug overdose in the United States have ...

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Oakland City councilwoman: house homeless on cruise ships

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Should cruise ships now host the homeless? From New York to Los Angeles to San Francisco, streets are filled with human excrement, drug needles, trash and stench as homelessness increases. Many are ...

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Warren, Buttigieg want over-the-counter abortion drugs

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates, including front runners Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, want to remove safeguards on dangerous abortion drugs and allow them to be sold over the counter. The New York ...

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Survey finds success for graduates of Adult and Teen Challenge addiction program

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A landmark survey confirms the success of the faith-based Adult and Teen Challenge USA addiction recovery program.  The survey coordinated a measured the effectiveness of the Adult and Teen Challenge program by assessing the well-being ...

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The truth about the search for new drugs and the FDA

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The FDA just greenlit a new treatment for osteoporosis, a therapy for advanced bladder cancer, and a pill that can cure smallpox. All of these discoveries were hard-won. Research for the osteoporosis ...

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Federal judge in Kansas reprimanded for affair with convict, harassment

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A federal judge in Kansas was publicly reprimanded for judicial misconduct Monday, after admitting he sexually harassed female co-workers, and engaged in extramarital relations with a felon. U.S. District Court Judge Carlos Murguia, a ...

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Trump Administration announces $2 billion to fight opioid abuse

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The Trump administration is awarding $2 billion in new funding to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis. Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar says the grants come from ...

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News Briefs: Federal Reserve rebuts media; China using drugs to weaken US; Brexit stalled; Now Mueller team is accused

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Here’s today’s news briefs. Federal Reserve rebuts negative media narrative Contrary to the media’s ultra negative reporting on the economy, the Federal Reserve today released its “beige book,” and said the vast majority ...

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News Briefs: Corn poll shames Dem candidates; Aussies head to Gulf; Opioid lawsuits; China warned over warships

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Australia comes to aid of US to confront Iran One of America’s strongest and most-trusted allies is stepping up to help the Trump administration keep the free flow of oil through the ...

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News Briefs: Robocalls, Afghan wedding massacre, Hong Kong and trade, China and drugs

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Here’s today’s news briefs: US authorities struggle in dealing with robocalls The billions of illegal robocalls inundating Americans are being facilitated largely by small telecom carriers that transmit calls over the internet, but authorities ...

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Kansas announces “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign

The Kansas Department of Transportation says alcohol and drugs are involved in 40% of crash deaths on Kansas roads. That’s why local and state police agencies across the state Thursday begin an ...

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Police officer has some fun with wrong text number

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A police officer in Winfield, Missouri had some fun at the expense of a misdirected texter and is getting kudos for his light-hearted response to an offer to get high. On Friday, ...

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Parents ask Surgeon General to expose dangers of gender drugs, surgeries

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Parents of children who have endured puberty-blocking gender drugs, cross-sex hormones, and permanent medical procedures as a part of their new gender identity are asking the United States Surgeon General to increase ...

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“I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore”

Growing up, Breanna felt loved by her parents. But when she was 8 her parents told her they were divorcing. Her life became one of brokenness. Breanna remembers, “It was devastating my ...

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Meds, social media linked to Gen Z suicide rise?

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Gen Z suicide rates have spiked to the highest level in nearly two decades for that age range. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it’s now ...

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Study: Most new drugs have little benefit

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If you watch any television at all, read a magazine or turn on the radio, there seems to be a new drug to treat anything and everything. We live in a medication-obsessed ...

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Altered Appetite to hold conference here

Altered Appetite is a movement with the purpose of igniting revival fire within the hearts and minds of God’s children. Doug Cromer, one of the co-founders, has been a 30+ year food ...

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