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Feb 12, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Feb 11, 2014

U.S. drug czar urges police to carry heroin overdose treatment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday urged more local police and fire departments to equip their officers with a medication used to revive people who have overdosed on heroin, citing a troubling increase in deaths from the drug.

Naloxone, a blocking agent that can reverse the effects of an overdose and help restore breathing, has been used by law enforcement and first responders in some cities and municipalities, but its use needs to be expanded, U.S. drug officials said.

Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 10, 2014

Lawmakers call NFL on Redskins name: it’s an insult, not honor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. lawmakers on Monday rejected the National Football League’s claim that the Washington Redskins name was an honor to Native Americans and urged the sports league to recognize it as a racial slur and back changing the name.

In a letter to the National Football League, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington state, and Republican U.S. Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma criticized the league for defending the name.

Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014