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‘Depravity that defies belief’: Penn. woman busted for injecting teen daughter with heroin

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A 34-year-old Pennsylvania woman was arrested after her 14-year-old daughter accused her of supplying the girl and a 16-year-old boy with heroin and injecting them with the drug, WCAU-TV reported.

“Supplying anyone with heroin is a potential death sentence,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a statement. “Injecting children — including your own daughter — with heroin demonstrates depravity that defies belief.”

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Jessica Riffey was arrested at her home in West Caln Township on Oct. 1 local police conducted a wellness check. The two teens told authorities that Riffey had not only injected them with heroin during the past month, but also allowed them to snort heroin in her bedroom. Riffey later admitted to authorities that she injected the teens in front of her boyfriend, identified as 33-year-old Jameson Burn, on three separate occasions.

“For both of these children, the defendant would actually tie off their arms so that the veins would pop out, and then she could inject them with the heroin,” Hogan told WPVI-TV.

Riffey is in jail on $50,000 bail and was charged with corruption of minors, reckless endangerment, and drug possession. Burn, who was accused of supplying heroin for the teens to snort, was also arrested and faces similar charges.

Hogan said Riffey’s daughter is now living with a family member. The 16-year-old boy is being helped by county officials, since he does not “have a good family support system.”

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Watch WPVI’s report, as aired on Monday, below.

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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich revealed on MSNBC that he bets against the predictions made by Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's director of the National Economic Council.

Anchor Chris Hayes interviewed Reich about the growing concern that President Donald Trump's trade wars are risking plunging the nation into a recession.

"As somebody who has been through a number of business cycles, has watched this administration and watched the sort of last administration working through recovering from Great Recession, where do you see us right now?" Hayes asked.

"Well, the fundamentals are actually, Chris, a little bit fragile," Reich replied.

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On Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper walked viewers through President Donald Trump's latest theory about Google committing voter fraud on behalf of Democrats.

"I want to play you this clip from yesterday, because of how well it shows where his head still seems to be nearly three years after election night," said Cooper. "It was in response to a question about banning high-capacity magazines. First, he quickly changed the subject to mental health, and then, well, take a look."

"The concept of mental institution has to be looked at," said Trump in the clip. "Unrelated to that, I believe that the concept also of voter identification has to be looked at because you can't have great security for the voter. People that vote, you can't have that national security unless you can have voter identification. It's something people have to look at very strongly."

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"In Trump World where we live, unfortunately, the president demands complete loyalty. Vice President Mike Pence has been the most successful at navigating the choppy loyalty waters using effusive compliments when necessary," MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews said.

The host played multiple clips of Pence lavishing praise on Trump.

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