Drug dog searches to “curb drug issues” at Sequoyah High School

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Two student resource officers and a school nurse were exposed to fentanyl from a 17-year-old Sequoyah High School student’s vape pen Tuesday, MCSO spokesperson Rick Lavoie told WVLT News. The Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office worked alongside Sheriff Tommy Jones and his department in removing fentanyl residue from Sequoyah High School …

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‘Stare decisis’ is likely to be much discussed in the abortion case. Here’s what it means.

As the Supreme Court wrestles with the Mississippi abortion law, the Latin phrase “stare decisis” is likely to keep coming up. The phrase, which roughly translates as “to stand by things already decided,” refers to a doctrine under which the court should stand by its previous decisions and hesitate to overturn precedents. How much the …

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What did Planned Parenthood v. Casey say?

As the justices consider the Mississippi law, they will have to take account of the controlling opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a joint effort by three Republican appointees, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, David H. Souter and Anthony M. Kennedy. That ruling affirmed what it called Roe v. Wade’s essential holding, that states may not …

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What did Roe v. Wade say?

By a 7 to 2 vote in 1973, the Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion, striking down laws in many states that had barred the procedure. The court said states could not ban abortions before fetal viability, the point at which the fetus can survive outside the womb. That was around 28 weeks …

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The Best California TV Shows

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the rise of a certain kind of Los Angeles television show. Instead of exclusively depicting L.A.’s rich and famous, this newer crop of shows reflects a majority-minority city, where the median annual income is below $30,000 and, for most people, life isn’t all that glamorous. For me, an …

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The Fed’s high-wire act just got even more perilous

What’s happening: Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday after Fed Chair Jerome Powell told Congress that plans to taper asset purchases by $15 billion each month may no longer be appropriate, and the central bank may need to move quicker. The S&P 500 and Dow both closed down 1.9%, while the Nasdaq Composite finished the day …

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What We Know About the Michigan High School Shooting

A gunman opened fire at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday afternoon, shooting 11 people. Three students were killed and several others were left critically and seriously injured. A 15-year-old male student was later arrested in connection with the shooting and was being held at a juvenile jail, the authorities said. The deadly gunfire …

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Police Officer and 2 Women Are Killed in Atlanta Area

A police officer and two women were shot and killed on Tuesday night during a domestic violence episode in the metropolitan Atlanta area, the police said. A 12-year-old boy, who was shot in the face, was in critical but stable condition, the police said. Another officer was also injured. The shootings occurred in Clayton County, …

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