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Workplace Overdoses on the Rise, New Study Says

The drug crisis touches every aspect of Americans’ lives, with the workplace being no exception, a new study shows.

The number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the workplace rose by 24 percent annually between 2011 and 2016, researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found, costing 760 lives in that time period alone.

Buttigieg: I’m Familiar With Bullies, I’m Gay and From Indiana

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said he’s prepared to deal with President Trump on the debate stage because he has a “familiarity dealing with bullies” during a Thursday interview with the Washington Post‘s Robert Costa.

“I am gay, I am from Indiana,” Buttigieg added, receiving chuckles from the audience, insinuating that voters from his home state are prone to bully LGBT individuals.

Left-Wing Groups Push 2020 Dem Candidates to Back Defense Spending Cuts

Nearly two dozen liberal groups on Thursday wrote to all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, pushing them to support massive cuts to the defense budget.

The progressive groups urged the candidates to back cutting $200 billion or more from the Pentagon’s annual budget, which exceeded $700 billion for the current fiscal year, the Associated Press reported.

Underwood (D): DHS Chief’s Policies That Killed Migrant Children Are ‘Intentional’

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D., Ill.) on Wednesday accused Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, of intentionally killing migrant children during a congressional hearing.

Underwood, a freshman Democrat who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, criticized McAleenan on his immigration policies during testimony about his department’s budget request.