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OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

There is an opioid epidemic in the US which has contributed to the deaths of Americans.  Approximately 1.5% of Americans have died from opioid overdoses which is more than the 1% of Americans who died in the Vietnam War.  In ...
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OVERCROWDED PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS FOR PRISONERS

OVERCROWDED PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS FOR PRISONERS

In the US the prison psychiatric hospitals are becoming over crowded with mental illness.  About 20% of inmates (approximately 400,000) in jails have been admitted to hospitals.  The countries hospitals can only accommodate about 38,000.  The corrections system has been ...
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The peril of domestic drones

Drone warfare is now coming to your own backyard, said Glenn Greenwald. Local police have begun using unmanned Predator drones like those used in Afghanistan and Pakistan to conduct surveillance of criminal suspects right here in the U.S. This chilling ...
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Tremors from fracking

Prague, Okla Tremors from fracking: Scientists have linked Oklahoma’s largest earthquake—a 5.6 magnitude quake near the town of Prague, in 2011—to hydraulic fracturing, supporting claims that the process increases seismic activity. Fracking, as it is known, injects water and chemicals ...
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Indefinite Detention Of American Citizens

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 including a separate section that could allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens on suspicions of supporting terrorism. His signature means indefinite detention without charge or trial will ...
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Chief Justice’s power over surveillance

Chief Justice John Roberts is even more powerful than you might think, said Ezra Klein. In addition to presiding over the Supreme Court, Roberts also has the “exclusive, unaccountable, lifetime power to shape the surveillance state.” It’s a little known ...
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Next Superpower Countries?

These nations have been dismissed as underdogs and weaklings. But like budding superheroes, they’ve been sitting on hidden talents. And now they’re about to fly. 1. FINLAND SUPERPOWER: INVINCIBLE TEACHERS If you’re a kid in Finland, you don’t start school ...
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Almost Half of Americans Don't Have 500 Dollars in Savings

Almost Half of Americans Don’t Have $500 in Savings

If you don’t have money in your savings to cover an emergency bill of at least $500 you are not alone.  About 46% of Americans don’t have the money to cover any emergency which is lower than it was in ...
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Political donation limits

Political Donation Limits For 2016 Federal Elections

Washington, D.C. Under current FEC political donation limits, which are adjusted for inflation in odd-numbered years, individuals can give up to $5,400 to candidates—$2,700 for their primary campaigns, and another $2,700 for the general election—and up to $33,400 per year ...
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Jesse Jackson Jr – Misuse of Campaign Funds

Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. plead guilty this to spending $750,000 of campaign funds on luxury items for personal use, including furs, jewelry, and celebrity memorabilia. Jackson, 47, represented Illinois’s 2nd Congressional District for 17 years before taking a medical ...
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