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Presidential Memorandum: Combatting the National Drug Demand and Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,China,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mexico

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/26/presidential-memorandum-heads-executive-departments-and-agencies

Describes the loss of life and other damage caused by addictive drugs and calls upon the Secretary of Health and Human Services to declare a Public Health Emergency.  Cites rise in opioid prescriptions, heroin from Mexico, and fentanyl from China as major culprits.  From the White House

 

JFK Assassination Records, 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

Covers the release of nearly 3,000 additional documents, mostly from the CIA and FBI, related to the assassination of President John Kennedy.  The release was mandated by the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  A few additional documents are scheduled to be released next spring.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/275095.htm

Latest semi-annual report on human rights abuses in North Korea.  Covers particular aspects of human rights abuses and the individuals deemed responsible.  From the State Department