FROM Nadine Smith
Lesbian Teenager Faces Statutory Rape Charge A Florida girl who just turned 18 has refused to accept a plea bargain on charges of lewd and lascivious battery, stemming from her admitted and ongoing sexual relationship with another girl who's 14. Kaitlyn Hunt has become a cause célèbre for gay rights since she was arrested. Her mother, describing the relationship that began before her daughter turned 18, Last night, Kaitlyn's mother, who has five daughters, said of the relationship that began before her daughter turned 18, "I didn't consider it wrong or criminal at all. So I'm definitely learning a lot of things right now."
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?