The Times has had virtually nothing to do with the Union-Tribune’s news content, and vice versa, other than to share the occasional story. Some people have gone around this town insisting The Times has been calling the shots down here. They don’t know what they are talking about. That has never been the case. … [Read more...] about What does sale mean for the Union-Tribune’s independence?
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More than half a million people died between 2000 and 2015 from opioid use. In 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the national opioid crisis a public health emergency. We examine what happens to the human body on opioids. Meta Viers … [Read more...] about Had a painkiller prescription in the past decade? NC police might soon be able to see it.
“Don’t do what I did,” Dukakis said in an interview with the Boston Herald, as he warned Bay State politicians mulling 2020 runs to plan ahead. “You better develop a carefully thought-out strategy to turn them into character issues for the man saying them, and you better do it soon.” … [Read more...] about Michael Dukakis to White House Hopefuls: ‘Don’t Do What I Did’
But what kind of defense will it be? With Jeff Sessions running the Justice Department as Attorney General, what side will he be on? Will he vigorously defend the State Department, as a government official would be expected to do, or will he throw the Department under the bus for what they did during President Obama’s administration? Only time will tell, but Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton does not expect the government to have a new approach under the new administration. This would mean that the federal government would treat the Clinton email case the same under President Trump as they did under President Obama. … [Read more...] about Trump Administration May Soon Take Clinton’s Side in Email Lawsuits
To show that Olsen did in fact intend to use the ricin as a weapon, the Government produced a bottle of allergy pills that was found among his possessions. A forensic scientist for the Washington State Police had determined that the pills might contain ricin and sent them to the FBI for confirmation. The FBI confirmed that the pills did contain ricin. Olsen tried to cast doubt on this evidence by arguing that the pills were contaminated by the forensic scientist before he sent them to the FBI. The forensic scientist admitted that he did not use forceps to individually remove each pill from the bottle. Rather, he placed “a sheet of clean lab paper” on his lab bench and dumped the pills onto it. The forensic scientist had previously used his bench to examine other items and scrape ricin powder from them. Importantly, the FBI’s ricin test destroyed the pills so there was no way to determine whether the ricin was inside them or … [Read more...] about Chief Judge Kozinski’s Ninth Circuit Dissent in U.S. v. Olsen Offers Hope that Courts Will Keep Prosecutors Honest