Retiring GOP lawmakers share their frustrations, concerns over future of Congress

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Dozens of members of the House and Senate have announced their upcoming departure from Congress after the 2018 midterm elections. They leave behind frustrations, concerns and hopes for their respective deliberative bodies, things they hope will change even after they leave.  “Face the Nation” sat down with some of the most influential Republican lawmakers leaving…

Mental health agency examined Cruz in 2016, didn’t hospitalize him

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A 2016 mental health report said that crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hold alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation, but ultimately decided against hospitalizing him. Henderson Behavioral Health was called under the Baker Act to temporarily commit Cruz for…

Russian curler’s doping tests return positive

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A Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and now faces investigation by the group overseeing the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Curler Alexander Krushelnitskiy tested positive for traces of meldonium, a medicine that increases circulation in the brain and aids with heart failure and chest pain, The New York…

Opioid makers gave $10M to drug advocacy groups

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WASHINGTON — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications’ use, according to a report released this past week by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri’s Sen. Claire McCaskill shed light Monday on the opioid industry’s ability to shape public…