Jayne O'Donnell USA TODAY Published 12:48 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 The White House is starting an anti-opioid advertising campaign targeting young people Thursday, one of its most concrete steps to address opioids since the Trump administration declared the epidemic a public health emergency in October. Actors in the new public education campaign reenact the actual stories of young adults — with only their last names missing — when they were in the throes of opioid addiction. It was created by the Truth Initiative, which helped bring down cigarette smoking among young people over the last 20 years with its "truth campaign" ads. The new opioid ads "bring into sharp relief two major facts: How quickly some people can become hooked and addicted and the lengths to which they will go," Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, said. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) also worked with the Ad Council, … [Read more...] about White House launches opioid education campaign that targets young people using shock value
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It was fortunate for the BBC that Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, chose last week to release his video This Is America, just as his multi-award winning sitcom was about to make its debut on terrestrial television in the UK. That video is an extraordinary thing, a beautiful dance, a sermon and a provocation, and its visual style (courtesy of Glover’s frequent collaborator, director Hiro Murai), achieved a reach well beyond the music’s usual orbit. Atlanta (BBC iPlayer / Sundays, 10pm, BBC Two) is different, and it’s possible to get tied up trying to explain why. Partly this is because Glover is not overly interested in explaining himself, which is probably as it should be. Mostly it’s because the show doesn’t stay the same from episode to episode. What starts out as a low-energy comedy about Earn (Glover), a college drop-out managing the rap career of his cousin, Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) — who records as Paper Boi — … [Read more...] about Best TV: Bulletproof, Pangolins and Britain’s Royal Weddings
Produced by Judy Rybak and Josh Gaynor "This was an enormously high-profile case," says Bill Rankin, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a "48 Hours" consultant. "They were a big-time power couple." On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex and Diane McIver were heading home after a long day of golfing and an evening of drinking. A friend who did not drink was at the wheel of Tex's SUV. Diane was in the front passenger seat and Tex was right behind her. He says he was fast asleep. Not far from home, they hit traffic and exited the highway. Tex says he woke up afraid that they were in a bad neighborhood. He asked his wife to hand him the .38 caliber handgun gun he kept in the car's console. Minutes later, with that loaded gun now in his lap, Tex says he fell back asleep. "And it went off," he later told police. Tex McIver shot his wife of 11 years in the back. She died during surgery. "Can a .38 Special just accidentally go off?" '48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher asked … [Read more...] about Atlanta attorney fatally shoots wife in SUV: Accident or cold-blooded murder?
Spring might be here and the weather is slowly improving so you can enjoy the great outdoors. However, TV shows is a full-time hobby and every time you step out your front door you lose precious viewing time, you don't want to do that. Some of the best shows of recent times have made a return for a second season while there are a couple of suitably eery European dramas that are as moody as you'd expect Streaming services have well and truly changed the game to the point where you can now think of a show off the cuff and then make your way through it in an afternoon and an evening. Whether it's comedy or drama you're after, these are some of the most bingeable shows you can get your mits on right now. Dark - Netflix A German drama about time travel. Think Stranger Things meets Twin Peaks meets The Returned meets The Killing. Ulrich Nielsen is a policeman in the German town of Winden where nothing really happens, until his son goes missing. When a body turns up, Ulrich is terrified to … [Read more...] about The TV box-sets to keep you going over the Easter weekend
Thirteen at Columbine. Twenty-six at Sandy Hook. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that have come to define school shootings in this country are almost always remembered for the students and educators slain. Death tolls are repeated so often that the numbers and places become permanently linked. What those figures fail to capture, though, is the collateral damage of this uniquely American crisis. Beginning with Columbine in 1999, more than 187,000 students attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours, according to a year-long Washington Post analysis. This means that the number of children who have been shaken by gunfire in the places they go to learn exceeds the population of Eugene, Oregon, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read more Parkland survivor urges using ‘white privilege’ to amplify stories Many are never the same. School shootings … [Read more...] about For survivors of school shootings in America, life is never the same