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Death, despair, and dads

Suicide, drugs, and alcohol are killing more Americans than ever before. Police, local leaders, and Congress are scrambling for ways to reverse this rise in deaths of despair. The strongest cure, though, won’t be easily brought about through public policy. That’s because the strongest cure is more fatherhood.

Three NYPD officers commit suicide in 10 days

Three New York City Police Department officers committed suicide in a little over a week, prompting Police Commissioner James O’Neill to declare a “mental health crisis.” [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

June 15, 2019 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil’s poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. Brazil won a case against Indonesia at the WTO in 2017, but the South American country argues that the [...]

June 14, 2019 (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc on Friday asked a federal court to quickly halt an alleged illegal slowdown by mechanics’ unions that has become “devastating” to the airline’s operations. The world’s largest airline by passenger traffic urged the court to order the unions to stop interfering with the airline’s operations, three [...]

June 14, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump’s plan to hit another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods with tariffs. The hearings beginning Monday will end on June 25, the USTR said [...]

June 14, 2019 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Oil workers at state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA have begun a 24-hour strike in eight Brazilian states as part of nationwide protests against a government proposal to reform pensions, umbrella union group FUP said on Friday. The pension reforms, aimed at restoring public finances and reviving a flagging economy, [...]

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