Big Pimpin’ Grandmas [NYM]
Big Pimpin’ Grandmas [NYM]
More kids are killing themselves and experts aren’t sure why
Suicide and homicide rates have increased in recent years among young people in the U.S., according to a new federal report.
The suicide rate among people ages 10 to 24 years old climbed 56% between 2007 and 2017, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of homicide deaths decreased by 23% from 2007 to 2014 but then increased by 18% through 2017. …
Despite concern over the rising suicide rates, researchers aren’t sure of the exact causes. A rise in depression among adolescents, drug use, stress and access to firearms might all be contributing factors, experts say.
Some mental-health experts suggest that social-media use among teens might be fueling the increase in mental-health conditions and leading to greater suicide risk, and some early studies have linked smartphone use to anxiety, depression and sleep deprivation among adolescents.
He’ll fit right in
This is why Trump didn’t want him to testify
Pence-Erdogan meeting appears to be going well
Klobuchar brings in cash, but can she poll well enough to make the next debate?
Next the deal goes to Parliament, which rejected Theresa May’s deal three times
A Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”
The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.
The DUP has cast doubt on its success, saying they still cannot support it.
The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not back proposals “as things stand”, and - after the PM’s announcement - said their statement “still stands”.
Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died
Rep. Elijah Cummings — the Baltimore-area Democrat who chaired the powerful House Oversight Committee and drew the ire of President Donald Trump — died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a statement. He was 68.
Cummings had represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District for 23 years before ascending in January to his perch atop the Oversight panel, from which he oversaw several investigations into the administration. Along with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), he was one of three committee leaders guiding House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
What will be slipped under hotel doors in the future?
After a nearly 40-year run, USA Today and its digital sites are about to undergo a major restructuring that will include building up digital marketing while phasing out the print edition.
The deal for GateHouse’s parent, New Media Investment Group, to acquire Gannett, which owns USA Today, will not close for at least another month. Nothing much will happen — or legally can happen — until then, and don’t look for this to be the new company’s first order of business. Winding print down could take several years.
But two knowledgeable sources, talking on background, said a move away from USA Today in print is part of the calculations for the new enterprise. It makes a lot of sense, given the print edition’s deteriorating paid circulation and minimal advertising.
In that case, all is forgiven
What does that make Trump?
An understandable sign of debate fatigue?
Graham not shutting up about Syria, for now
Trump is unlikely to care too much
Obama makes an endorsement (but not for the Demoratic primary)
Trump brushes back criticism from one of his pals