Biden announces $1.5B in funding to battle opioid overdoses, support recovery

President Biden on Friday announced that his administration would distribute $1.5 billion to states and territories, including tribal lands, to fund responses to opioid overdoses and support recovery.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will disseminate the funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs as part of National Recovery Month.

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Alabama abandons execution after failing to find vein for lethal injection

Alan Miller’s judicial killing called off two months after execution of Joe Nathan James took three hours

Prison officials in Alabama abandoned an attempted lethal injection of a man on Thursday after trouble accessing his veins, two months after the state was accused of “cruel and unusual punishment” when it spent three hours executing Joe Nathan James.

Alabama halted the execution of Alan Miller, who was convicted of killing three people in a shooting in 1999, after they dete...

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Kumanjayi Walker inquest: NT sergeant unaware specialist police carried assault rifles in community

Officer in charge of station at the time of teen’s death tells inquest that ‘in hindsight’ carrying AR-15s could be seen as confrontational

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The sergeant in charge of the Yuendumu police station at the time of Kumanjayi Walker’s death has told an inquest she was unaware specialist police officers would be carrying AR-15 assault rifles around in the community.

Walker, 19, was shot three times by ...

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Kumanjayi Walker inquest: NT sergeant unaware specialist police carried assault rifles in community

Officer in charge of station at the time of teen’s death tells inquest that ‘in hindsight’ carrying AR-15s could be seen as confrontational

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The sergeant in charge of the Yuendumu police station at the time of Kumanjayi Walker’s death has told an inquest she was unaware specialist police officers would be carrying AR-15 assault rifles around in the community.

Walker, 19, was shot three times by ...

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Unification Church says it accepted ‘excessive’ donations from mother of suspect in Abe killing

Church official says he was upset to hear suspect told police his anger towards church led to attack on former Japanese PM

The Unification Church, whose close ties with Japan’s governing party have emerged after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, has acknowledged it accepted “excessive” donations from the suspect’s mother, and that it would need to seriously consider if that led to the killing.

Abe died after a shooting during an outdoor campaign speech in J...

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Unification Church says it accepted ‘excessive’ donations from mother of suspect in Abe killing

Church official says he was upset to hear suspect told police his anger towards church led to attack on former Japanese PM

The Unification Church, whose close ties with Japan’s governing party have emerged after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, has acknowledged it accepted “excessive” donations from the suspect’s mother, and that it would need to seriously consider if that led to the killing.

Abe died after a shooting during an outdoor campaign speech in J...

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Alex Jones: ‘I’m done saying I’m sorry’ over false Sandy Hook hoax claims

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Iran deals with intense anger over woman’s death

Iran is facing some of its worst unrest in years as protests erupt over the death of a 22-year-old woman in the custody of the state’s morality police. 

Mahsa Amini had been arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly, in violation of Iran’s strict dress code. 

Amini died three days after collapsing at a detention center in Tehran, and reports suggest she was “severely beaten” while detained, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office. Iranian autho...

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