Author: Melanie Adams

The Opioid Crisis In The U.S Is One Of The Biggest Catastrophes The Country Has Faced

Drug abuse in the U.S is has reached alarming levels in the U.S with an average of 115 people dying every day due to opioid overdose. This has raised concerns, especially from the government with the situation being deemed a national crisis. Part of the reason why so many people are dying is due to the ease of availability of opioids which include illegal hard drugs such as heroin, prescription drugs, and even synthetic opioids. The opioid crisis has been labeled a national crisis not only because of the high number of deaths that it has been causing but...

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California 5.8 Earthquake Today

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck  100 miles off the Northern California’s Lost Coast on Thursday morning – reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremor was reported at 8:39 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean west of Capetown at a depth of about three miles.  Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said the USGS also recorded a 5.1-magnitude aftershock shortly after the first quake in the same area just before 9:30 a.m. However, the aftershock was unintentionally posted twice on the USGS website (as separate 5.1 and 5.3 quakes). More comments from Caruso: “The computers hadn’t...

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Larry Nassar Abuse: The Victims. His Wife And Family.

Wednesday, former Team USA gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. Larry Nassar was accused of sexually abusing women and girls for decades while he was a Team USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University (MSU) doctor. He pleaded guilty to several counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced the 54-year-old predator on Wednesday afternoon at the Ingham County Circuit Court in Michigan. The powerful hearing ended as the culmination of effort that lasted for years in order to take down the abusive doctor. More than 150 women and girls have...

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Philippine Volcano Spews Lava Fountains, 40,000 People Flee

Over 40,000 villagers have been displaced as Philippines’ most active volcano spew red-hot lava plus massive ash plumes in an increasingly dangerous eruption. Many people who were displaced have been moved o evacuation centers. Fountains of lava gushed up 700 meters above the crater of Mount Mayon crater and ash plumes went up to 3 kilometers at night. This is according to an update released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The most powerful explosion was witnessed on Monday. The country’s authorities have warned of the possibility of a violent eruption in the coming days with more...

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