{FD} US colleges refuse to ease sex assault rules despite slew of lawsuits filed by accused

Colleges and universities that continue to implement Obama administration guidelines when addressing sexual assault allegations are facing numerous lawsuits as well as threats of legal action.

{FD} Little-noticed law drug companies fought for: How it passed amid opioid crisis, what it does

The law that imperiled Rep. Tom Marino’s nomination as the national drug czar passed quietly in the spring of 2016, even as Congress and then-President Barack Obama declared opioid addiction a national crisis.

{FD} FBI cites black extremists as new domestic terrorist threat

The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has spawned a violent domestic threat – “black identity extremists” who have stepped up attacks on police, according to a report by the FBI’s counterterrorism division.

New York Hasidic village seeks to secede from town after years of power struggles

Hundreds of people turned out at a county hearing in upstate New York Tuesday to weigh in on a proposal to allow a Hasidic Jewish village to separate from the town it is part of and take annexed land and create another municipality.

{FD} Newly jailed Venezuelan opposition leader is cut off from family, whereabouts unknown

The lawyer for one of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders, who was dragged in his pajamas from his home on Tuesday in a raid by police, says that the Maduro administration has refused to tell him where his client is or allow him to speak with him.

{FD} NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions

New Jersey authorities arrested an Essex County physician for allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions for tens of thousands of painkillers as part of a drug dealing ring.

{FD} Orthodox Jewish grade school in UK fails inspection for refusal to teach about sexual orientation

An orthodox Jewish girls’ elementary school in London has failed inspection for the third time because it refuses to teach students about homosexuality and gender reassignment.