Breaking the Bubble

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

Former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, has been sentenced to 40-175 years for multiple sex crimes. Over a seven-day trial more than 160 victims and their parents provided witness statements describing the impact of the abuse. Nassar’s victims included Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.

President Donald Trump stated on Jan. 24 that he is “looking forward to” speaking with Robert S. Mueller III under oath. Mueller is the special council currently investigating Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. This statement ended speculation over whether the president would submit to questioning from the special council.

International:

A journalist for Britain’s Financial Times, Madison Marriage, went undercover as a hostess at an all-male London charity event. Her filming and recounting of the event, which included wealthy British and other foreign businessmen, politicians, and film producers, has quickly become Britain’s top story. “The investigation isn’t over yet” Marriage said.

Canada has recently been gripped by an opioid crisis. The province of British Columbia, which experienced nearly one third of Canada’s deaths from opioid overdose, is hoping to lower this number in the upcoming months with a novel approach: a vending machine. The machines will dispense an effective opioid replacement, hydromorphone.

 

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