Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In U.S. | How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose? Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same. Left: Kelmae Hemphill, 11 months sober. Center: images of overdoses published on YouTube. Right: Mandy McGowan, two years sober. Credit Credit Left: Hilary Swift for The New York Times; Center: YouTube; Right: Tristan Spinski for The New York Times Supported by ByKatharine Q. Seelye, Julie Turkewitz, Jack Healy and Alan Blinder Dec. 11, 2018 The first time Kelmae Hemphill watched herself overdose, she sobbed. There she was in a shaky video filmed by her own heroin dealer, sprawled out on a New Jersey road while a stranger pounded on her chest. “Come on girl,” someone pleaded. Ms. … [Read more...] about How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound. Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Dec. 6, 2018 WASHINGTON — The plan was straightforward: After years of being challenged by President Trump and others about a decades-old claim of Native American ancestry, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would take a DNA test to prove her stated family origins in the Cherokee and Delaware tribes. But nearly two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her likely presidential campaign has only darkened. Conservatives have continued to ridicule her. More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren’s presidential ambitions, she has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.
U.S. Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will reportedly pay interns she hires a minimum of $15 per hour, unlike most Republican and even more Democratic representatives. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti confirmed to The Washington Post that the democratic socialist taking her House seat in January will pay "at least" $15 hourly to her interns. That would be a huge gesture considering a study by Pay Our Interns last year found that only 3.6 percent of interns for House Democrats were paid and 8 percent of interns for House Republicans were compensated. Senators offered more paid internships but the percentages weren't great either—31 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff confirmed her internships would be paid, a day after she addressed the issue on Twitter. "Gotta love the rich irony of Congressmen asking 'How are you going to pay for it?' suddenly grow awfully quiet when … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Pay Interns $15 ‘At Least’ Per Hour, Unlike 96 Percent of House Democrats
U.S. Florida sheriff Grady Judd appeared on Fox News Monday to declare that marijuana has been “ruining families and killing people every day across the United States,” without offering any evidence. During Fox & Friends on Monday morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade launched an attack on weed after airing a story about a 12-year-old Florida child who reportedly gave students at Mulburry Middle School THC-infused gummies. The incident resulted in the hospitalization of at least five students suffering from stomach pain, dizziness, nausea and other symptoms. “Sheriff, there’s so many states that are considering [legalization], whether it's medical marijuana or medical marijuana, this is a warning signal. What is your warning?” Kilmeade asked. “I’m not a prophet or crystal ball, but I’ve been telling people in the state of Florida for years, whenever you take a substance like marijuana, and you put the THC into gummies, it’s going to … [Read more...] about Fox News Guest, Florida Sheriff, Claims Marijuana is ‘Ruining Families and Killing People Every Day’
U.S. First lady Melania Trump defended her “Be Best” initiative to fight cyberbullying in a town hall Wednesday in a message that also seemed to justify President Donald Trump's combative stance on social media. “Sometimes, you need to fight back. I'm sorry,” she said during a town hall with students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, drawing cheers from the audience. Melania Trump faced widespread criticism after the White House announced her "Be Best" initiative in May because the president has frequently used his Twitter account to attack his critics. She told the students that she expected the backlash but wanted to "do what is right for the next generation." "That's very important for me, so [the] next generation can be respectful and kind," she said. Helping children "avoid negative social media interaction" is one of the core goals of the "Be Best" initiative, along with combating the opioid crisis, the subject … [Read more...] about Melania Trump Says ‘Sometimes You Need to Fight Back’ on Social Media in Talk About Cyberbullying