THE PROGNOSIS A 37-year-old drug addict fills a syringe with a shot of heroin at a supervised injection site in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Boris Roessler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Note to readers: Paulina Firozi, who helps prepare The Health 202 every day, wrote today's Prognosis. Follow her here. Several major cities are trying to open “safe injection sites” for drug abusers — even though they are technically illegal. With recent evidence that these sites can save lives and money, cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia are considering opening public health facilities where people who acquired illegal drugs can inject them under the supervision of trained health-care providers. They would be the first U.S. cities to adopt such an approach to combat the sweeping opioid epidemic, which has recently gained attention from the White House, Congress and policymakers across the country. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Supervised injection facilities are illegal in the United States. These cities want to open them anyway.
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Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post Published 4:47 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018 WASHINGTON - As President Donald Trump threatens to reshape the Justice Department's leadership and demolish its tradition of independence from politics, department alums are fighting back with increasing vigor - signing petitions, holding public events and taking direct aim at a man they fear will do lasting damage. On Thursday, Trump suggested in a television interview he might increase his involvement with the Justice Department, which is exploring the conduct of his personal lawyer and overseeing the special counsel investigation into whether his election campaign coordinated with Russia. Justice Department alums and legal observers already had been critical of the president for allegedly trying to exert influence over the agency in inappropriate ways, including by asking the FBI to let go of an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The president, though, has … [Read more...] about As Trump threatens to get more involved at Justice Department, its alums push back
POLITICS 04/26/2018 01:25 pm ET But the attorney general’s plans come at a cost. By Roque Planas When Tim Purdon became U.S. attorney for North Dakota in 2010, he had a priority: improving public safety on the state’s four Indian reservations. Prosecuting violent crimes on Indian reservations falls to the Justice Department, and Purdon himself had worked similar cases as a public defender before taking on the U.S. attorney job. But when Purdon took office, he found that more than a third of his criminal caseload consisted of immigration prosecutions, even though North Dakota lies more than 1,000 miles from the border with Mexico. Despite the state’s proximity to Canada, the defendants were by and large Latin Americans who’d been caught in the U.S. after getting deported. The cases were easy to win. All prosecutors needed was to present paperwork proving the prior deportation. But the cases sapped time away from Purdon’s prosecutors, whom … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions Wants To Make The Justice Department More Like ICE
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Callum Borchers by Callum Borchers Email the author April 26 at 10:33 AM Email the author President Trump had been ranting for 2 minutes and 52 seconds about former FBI director James B. Comey, “fake news CNN” and the Justice Department when “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy interjected. “It's your Justice Department!” Doocy exclaimed while interviewing Trump by phone on Fox News's morning show on Thursday. “Mr. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s your Justice Department!’: Fox News hosts tried and failed to halt Trump’s rant
"In the context of antitrust and IP, we will be inclined to investigate and enforce when we see evidence of collusive conduct undertaken for the purpose of fixing prices, or excluding particular competitors or products," Delrahim said in a speech this month at a conference in Washington. He previously warned of the potential for "cartel-like behavior" by competitors that got together with standards-setting organizations.At the same time, the Justice Department is suing AT&T to block its nearly $109 billion merger with Time Warner. Delrahim has said the deal will hurt competition and lead to higher prices for cable customers. AT&T and Time Warner have strongly disputed the claims in a federal trial that is expected to end this month.Most mobile phones use SIM cards, which contain unique identifying information about a user and are inserted into the devices so the phones can function. People typically have to buy a new SIM card when changing carriers.The eSIM technology, which … [Read more...] about Justice Department probing AT&T, Verizon for colluding to make it harder for consumers to switch cell carriers