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Trump’s failed VA pick ran ‘grab and go’ dispensary where staffers could get prescription-free drugs: report

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Damning new revelations are still dropping about White House doctor Ronny Jackson, even after he withdrew his name from consideration to be secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Five current and former White House medical unit employees tell CNN that Jackson ran what they describe as a “grab-and-go” clinic in the White House where staffers could get access to prescription-free drugs, such as the powerful sleeping aid Ambien, that they were then free to distribute to their children.

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One former staffer tells CNN that Jackson presided over a drug distribution system that offered “loose control of the controlled medications” and that would even give some departing staffers drugs that would otherwise require a prescription as “parting gifts.”

“We would just hand them out,” said one former staffer who worked for Jackson. “They’d come in and say, ‘Hey, can I have an Ambien?’ And we would just hand them out. Without having to sign a thing. We all had a huge problem with it.”

“People in the unit can pick it up and hand it out to staffers,” said another source. “Jackson himself is directing people to do that.”

Art Caplan, director of the division of medical ethics at the New York University School of Medicine, tells CNN that these accusations against Jackson are profoundly disturbing if true.

“Giving out Ambien or Provigil sleep aids ‘like candy’ as alleged is still dangerous and irresponsible because these drugs have notorious side effects,” he explained.

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Oprah erects 26 billboards around Louisville — demanding the cops who killed Breonna Taylor get arrested

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to keep people talking about the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

"For the first time ever, just last week, Oprah Winfrey dedicated the cover of her magazine to someone other than herself -- Breonna Taylor. Now, that cover will be all over Louisville in the form of billboards big and small," WLKY-TV reported Thursday.

"She and the O Magazine team say they are amplifying Taylor's story and the fight for justice by erecting 26 billboards across the city. That's one for every year of her life," the station reported.

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Trump’s vendetta against TikTok is a veil for his anti-China and anti-free speech views

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Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he was planning on banning TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Shortly after he said this, the American multinational technology company Microsoft announced that it would attempt to purchase TikTok's US operations arm, although Trump has only given the company until Sept. 15 to pull this off.

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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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