Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map As Unconstitutional

Politics | Nick Givas
North Carolina Map (ShutterStock/Dmitrijs Kaminskis)

‘Motivated by invidious partisan intent’

Nurse Found Stealing Her Hospital's Fentanyl Supply

US | Steve Birr
A law enforcement staff shows confiscated heroin before burning it in the headquarters of the Drug Control Agency in Dushanbe May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘You never know what substance you’re getting’

Three University of North Carolina, Charlotte Frats Suspended

Education | Rob Shimshock
Pictured is an overhead view of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus. (Photo Credit: YouTube/UNC Charlotte's Official YouTube Channel)

UNC Greek life is not the only one under scrutiny

Rate Of Babies Born Addicted To Painkillers Surges More Than 80 Percent In Colorado

Health | Steve Birr
A man injects himself with heroin using a needle obtained from the People's Harm Reduction Alliance, the nation's largest needle-exchange program, in Seattle, Washington April 30, 2015. The People's Harm Reduction Alliance launched its free meth pipe program, which is pioneering but illegal, in March after learning from its own survey that 80 percent of area meth users would be less likely to inject drugs if given access to pipes. The theory behind the Alliance's handout program is that giving meth pipes to drug users may steer some away from needles, which are far riskier than smoking, especially if the user is sharing with another person infected with HIV or hepatitis C. There is little scientific evidence to support that claim, but the Alliance, a privately funded needle-swap group run by drug users, said it has distributed more than 1,000 pipes in Seattle in a matter of weeks and could expand to other cities in Washington state and Oregon. Opponents say giving away meth pipes discourages quitting while wasting resources on an untested scheme that will not solve a city-wide health problem. Picture taken April 30, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder

‘People are turning to heroin’

Rate Of Teens Smoking, Vaping Plummets In US Localities

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Martin Borne, co-founder of electronic cigarette retailer "Demain J'arrete", demonstrates the use of an electronic cigarette in his shop in Paris October 8, 2013. The European Parliament voted on Tuesday to water down proposed tobacco legislation, rejecting an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes and scaling down the size of health warnings on packets following intense lobbying by tobacco companies. The parliament also said manufacturers should be free to sell smokeless e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine electronically and are a rapidly growing market, as a consumer product when not being marketed as an aide to help people quit smoking. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

‘Learn more about vaping’

Prof Makes List Of Microaggressions From Male Faculty

Education | Rob Shimshock
Confused student ponders her predicament (Shutterstock/Voyagerix)

‘Sometimes you come across as a little abrupt’

North Carolina County Slashes Funding To Volunteer Fire Dept Over Confederate Flag

US | Rob Shimshock
Trevor Jackson displays a Confederate flag during a rally held by Sons of Confederate Veterans in Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S. March 4, 2017. "They are veterans and deserve to be honored," said Jackson. (Photo: REUTERS/Nick Oxford)

‘Outweighs the few people that choose to be offended’

Fort Bragg Soldier Collapses, Dies During Physical Training

US | Jonah Bennett
American flags are placed on the top of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, etched with the names of more than 58,000 U.S. servicemen and women who died in the war, on Memorial Day in Washington May 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.

‘We mourn the loss of this dedicated soldier’

The US's Last Denim Plant Is About To Close

US | Nick Givas
The clothing tag on a pair of jeans by Wal-Mart's brand Faded Glory, which is made in Bangladesh, is shown after purchase from a Walmart store in Encinitas, California, May 14, 2013. Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Tuesday that it would conduct in-depth safety inspections at all 279 Bangladesh factories with which it works and publicly release the names and inspection information, as pressure mounts on retailers to ensure worker safety after April's deadly building collapse. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - GM1E95F0GAA01

‘National tragedy’

Accused Confederate Monument Topplers Get All Felony Charges Dropped

US | Rob Shimshock
Protesters tear down a statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: YouTube/NBC4 WCMH-TV Columbus)

Protesters began kicking and spitting on the monument

Fort Bragg Alerts Base About Homicidal Former Service Member Kicked Out Of Military

US | Jonah Bennett
Troops wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama during a Presidential visit to honor troops returning home from Iraq on December 14, 2011 to Fort Bragg, N.C. America is ending its war in Iraq and all U.S. troops are scheduled to be removed from Iraq by December 31. Davis Turner/Getty Images.

‘Separated from the military against her will’

Hospital Puts Nurse On Leave For Not Providing Abortion Services, Nurse Sues

US | Grace Carr
Duke University, one of the top private research universities in the US. (Shutterstock/EQRoy)

Failure to provide ‘reasonable accommodation’

STUDY: College Bias Officers Have Trouble Balancing Free Speech And Inclusion

Education | Rob Shimshock
College "bias response" officers have trouble balancing free speech with inclusion and other social justice principles, an October study shows. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

‘Our hands were tied’

FBI Ups The Ante For Information In GOP Firebombing Case

US | Anders Hagstrom
An FBI agent readies his pistol. Source: Dzelat/Shutterstock

$20,000 reward for information

Potent Elephant Tranquilizer Infiltrates North Carolina Heroin Supplies

US | Steve Birr
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S., May 30, 2017, where individuals were arrested earlier in the day during raids to break up heroin and fentanyl drug rings in the region, according to law enforcement officials. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘100 times more potent than even your most basic fentanyl’