In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders.
Before his Grammys, before his meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and before his generous donations to kids in the Chicago Public Schools, Chatham native Chance the Rapper included the following lyric in his 2015 song “Somewhere in Paradise:”
The debate over police violence in America is often framed as Black Lives Matter versus Blue Lives Matter. “Shots Fired,” a new 10-episode series on Wednesdays on Fox, starts with a shooter whose life is both black and blue.
The Dakota Access Pipeline will not cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, it was announced Sunday in a stunning victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites.
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will pursue a criminal-contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for defying orders to halt the immigration-enforcement operations that made him a national lightning rod.