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April 18, 2019

MUELLER REPORT WILL BE “LIGHTLY REDACTED”

(AP) – After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say.

Late Wednesday night, The Washington Post reported that the report itself will be “lightly redacted,” undercutting the argument of many Democrats that key information is being withheld. An even less redacted report will be released to congressional leaders.

            (Reuters) – Nadler, Democrats Slam DOJ Plan for Mueller Report Release

Ivanka Trump Says She Was Offered World Bank Job

(Politico) – Ivanka Trump said Wednesday she’d turned down her father’s offer to lead the World Bank, and wouldn’t reveal whether he’d approached her about any other jobs in his administration.

Trump, who serves in the White House as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, was rumored earlier this year to be in the running for president of the global financial institution, though her father ultimately went with David Malpass, a U.S. Treasury Department official.

Alex Trebek Gives Cancer Update: ‘I’m Feeling Good’

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek provided an update on his cancer battle ahead of Wednesday’s episode, saying he is “feeling good” and looks forward to taping another season of the show in the coming months.

Trebek first revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in early March and vowed to fight the disease and continue hosting the iconic quiz show. This week, as the show finished taping its 35th anniversary season, the 78-year-old updated viewers with his condition.

Study: 7% of US Teen Homicides by ‘Intimate Partners’

Roughly 7 percent of young Americans between the ages of 11 and 18 who died by homicide in recent years were killed by intimate partners, a new study finds.
Key results from the University of Washington School Of Medicine study, which was published in JAMA Pediatrics:

  • 2003-2016: 2188 people between 11 and 18 years old were killed in violent deaths f
  • In 150 of those deaths, an intimate partner was responsible for the crime
  • 135 of the victims were female and the average age of the victims was 16.8.

Dozens of Doctors Charged in Opioid Fraud Bust

(REUTERS) – Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions and committing health care fraud, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Sixty people, including 31 doctors, were accused of illegally prescribing opioid drugs in exchange for cash and sexual favors in the rural, mountainous region stretching from Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Alabama and Louisiana.

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