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Ex-Trump supporter torches ‘insincere’ efforts on opioid crisis commission: ‘His words meant nothing’

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Trump supporter Kraig Moss toured the country with Donald Trump in support of his candidacy. After his son was found dead of a heroin overdose, however, things changed. Trump’s healthcare bill turned a blind-eye to the opioid crisis and Moss was furious.

Over the last week, he’s taken to radio and television to slam his once-favorite candidate for failing to address a problem that kills 91 people each day. Wednesday, Trump named a panel of people, lead by Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) who would be in charge of fixing the opioid crisis. During the campaign, Trump reportedly reached out to Moss claiming that his son would be proud of him but Moss called it all BS.

“They meant nothing to him, they meant everything to me,” Moss said of Trump’s words to him and his family. “And they apparently meant nothing to the president. You know, it’s — I don’t have any other explanation. Why would a man try so hard to push this health care bill through, well knowing that it didn’t cover anything that he talked about on the campaign trail and cause so many of us to vote for him?”

Moss thinks if Christie is willing to dedicate his full efforts behind the panel he could help solve the crisis. However, Christie is a governor and has other things to do, so Moss doesn’t see Christie doing what needs to be done.

“Along with that,” he continued. “I didn’t see any names of any medical professionals or any addiction specialists that were going to be assigned with him. Or even some former addicts that might be able to help at this table, to figure out how we can reach these addicts.”

Moss is now on a tour telling the stories of his son’s overdose and is asking for donations.

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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘We’re Going to Fight to Repeal the Hyde Amendment’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday seeking to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortions, arguing the restriction overwhelmingly harms low-income Americans and women of color. AOC emailed her supporters:

“Since 1976, our government has banned federal funding for abortion care — specifically, for Medicaid recipients. Countless studies have shown that due to this amendment, millions of women have been forced to go through with pregnancies that, given the funding, they would have otherwise terminated. "

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Huge Hong Kong rally kicks off as public anger boils

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Tens of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong on Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city's embattled leader.

Protesters chanted "Scrap the evil law!" as they marched through the streets to pile more pressure on chief executive Carrie Lam, who paused work on the hugely divisive bill Saturday after days of mounting pressure, saying she had misjudged the public mood.

Crowds of black-clad protesters were marching from a park on the main island to the city's parliament -- a repeat of a massive demonstration a week earlier that organisers said more than a million people attended.

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Israel PM’s wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

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An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Sara Netanyahu was found guilty of exploiting the mistake of another person and ordered to pay a fine and compensation, in a deal approved by Jerusalem magistrates' court justice Avital Chen.

Netanyahu was also fined 10,000 shekels ($2,800) and ordered to reimburse the state a further 45,000 shekels, the latter of which she will pay in nine installments, at her request.

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