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Doctor sues US government for seizing abortion drugs she sent to patients

Doctor sues US government for seizing abortion drugs she sent to patientsA Dutch doctor who has devoted her career to helping women safely terminate pregnancies in countries where it is illegal or difficult to access abortion has sued the US government for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions.Dr Rebecca Gomperts, who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Idaho on Monday.



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Student with stoma accused of taking drugs in disabled toilet by Wetherspoons staff

Student with stoma accused of taking drugs in disabled toilet by Wetherspoons staffA student with a stoma has written to a Wetherspoons pub calling for better awareness of invisible disabilities after she was accused of taking drugs in a disabled toilet. Amber Davies, 21, said door staff at The Dragon Inn in Birmingham "very happily and very openly accused me of snorting, dealing and having sex” in the toilet. She said the letter, posted on Instagram, is a “word of advice” for those who only see disability as a term used to describe wheelchair users. The chain has apologised to Amber, who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis aged 13, and offered her a gift card after she complained. She described the disability as a “chronic, debilitating, lifelong illness”, adding that “it can make going out, especially on nights out, a pretty daunting prospect.” Her stoma "needs constant care" and can be emptied up to 15 times a day. Amber, a third-year student at Cardiff University, said: "Being out with a group of lads made me look further 'suspicious' – one of these being my boyfriend who assisted me in the disabled toilets on this final occasion. "He was taken aside and questioned separately.” She signed off the letter with “Not every disability is visible”. View this post on Instagram An open letter to The Dragon Inn Wetherspoon Birmingham a couple of Saturday’s ago who very happily and very openly accused me of snorting, dealing and having sex in the disabled toilet for ‘there is no other reason I would need to visit it so often’… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️➡️ swipe to read on ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ noteverydisabilityisvisible A post shared by Amber Davies �� (@ambersostomy) on Aug 27, 2019 at 9:21am PDT Amber told the BBC: "I got grabbed by a female bouncer and my boyfriend by a male bouncer, we were accused of using them [the disabled toilet] for the wrong reasons. "She [the bouncer] was quite reluctant to listen to my side of the story, I said it bluntly and I didn't raise my voice once. "[It's] just completely unacceptable and they're such a big chain, you'd think they'd have training or be knowledgeable before grabbing us." Amber, from Builth Wells in Wales, said she had a radar key to access the toilet and a ‘Can’t Wait Card’ as proof of her illness. Her boyfriend, who had gone into the toilet with her, was taken outside the pub, she added. A JD Wetherspoon spokesperson said: "A female member of door staff spoke with Ms Davies, who explained her disability. "Staff expressed that if this had been known beforehand, or an explanation given sooner, the situation could have been avoided. "Staff listened at length to Ms Davies' points, never once questioning her disability and apologised for the confusing situation on both sides."



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Police admit white powder seized during drugs bust at Gatwick airport is actually cake mix for vegan bakery

Police admit white powder seized during drugs bust at Gatwick airport is actually cake mix for vegan bakeryPolice have admitted that white powder seized during a "huge" drugs bust at Gatwick airport is actually cake mix for vegan bakery. Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza was transporting ingredients in a suitcase when a member of staff was stopped by the police on August 28. The white powder, which was divided into 25 blue bags, was sent for tests before officers accepted it was not illegal. British Transport Police said: "'Officers were called to Gatwick Airport station at 1.34pm on August 28 after a suitcase was found containing 25 bags of powder. "Following a number of inquiries and tests, it was determined these bags of powder were cake ingredients for a vegan bakery. "They were soon reunited with the owner, who has promised officers and staff a slice of cake in return." The restaurant, which has venues in Brighton and Camden, London, later tweeted: "Thanks for going easy on us guys! "A slab of cake all round is in order when you're next in Brighton."



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2 victims in Dayton hit by police bullets; shooter had drugs in system

2 victims in Dayton hit by police bullets; shooter had drugs in systemThe Dayton shooter had cocaine, alcohol, and Xanax in his system, according to Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.



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Truck driver was on drugs, reaching for drink at time of deadly New Hampshire crash, report says

Truck driver was on drugs, reaching for drink at time of deadly New Hampshire crash, report saysVolodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old truck driver employed by Westfield Transport Inc., has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.



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Florida deputy arrested for planting meth, other drugs in nearly 120 cases: what we know

Florida deputy arrested for planting meth, other drugs in nearly 120 cases: what we knowFormer Jackson County, Florida deputy Zach Wester was arrested for allegedly planting drugs on unsuspecting motorists before arresting them.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugs

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an untenable case Saturday that a Mexican border wall would be a magic bullet for America's drug problem.



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AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differPHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $ 5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico.



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Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to contain them. “I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected … you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism,” Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a “tinderbox”.



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Daycare owner arrested after allegedly tying infants to car seats for 7 hours and giving children drugs

Daycare owner arrested after allegedly tying infants to car seats for 7 hours and giving children drugsA Texas daycare centre owner has been arrested on child endangerment charges after she was accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours. Rebecca Anderson, 60, kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at her Mesquite daycare centre, Becky’s Home Child Care, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The affidavit also alleged the daycare centre owner yanked a six-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tying laces around the young children’s necks to limit their movement.



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