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Top senators are asking Trump to withdraw his nomination for drug czar after a '60 Minutes'-Washington Post investigation.

APSen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia sent President Donald Trump a letter on Monday asking him to withdraw his nomination for a top drug policy position. And now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is joining the chorus of voices calling on Trump to reconsider. The request came a day after a joint investigation from the ...

- Business Insider - US

Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to science.

When it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to turn to religion, according to a new study by researchers from Rice University's Religion and Public Life Program, the University of Nevada-Reno and West Virginia ...

- PhysOrg - NL

A top senator is asking Trump to withdraw his recommendation for drug czar after a '60 Minutes'-Washington Post investigation.

APSen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia sent President Donald Trump a letter on Monday asking him to withdraw his nomination for a top drug policy position. The request came a day after a joint investigation from the Washington Post and CBS' "60 Minutes," which concluded that Congress and the drug industry fueled the opioid ...

- Business Insider - US

What’s it like being a gay student in Japan?.

Loretto Cunningham has had a rough day at work. A well-meaning colleague inadvertently revealed her sexuality to a senior member of staff at one of the primary schools in Tokyo where she teaches English. The school was immediately supportive and reassured her that it changed nothing, but Cunningham, 29, who is originally ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Pence throws his weight behind Va. GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie.

Pence visited rural southwest Virginia to excite voters for next month's election, citing comparisons between Gillespie and President Trump.

- Washington Post - US

Williams to provide Southwestern expanded gas services in West Virginia.

Williams Partners LP has agreed to provide natural gas processing, fractionation, and liquids handling services in Southwestern Energy Co.’s wet gas acreage in the Marcellus and Upper Devonian shale along with gas gathering services in the Houston operator’s South Utica dry gas acreage.

- OGJ - US

West Virginia school system plans to offer online program.

- Education Week - US

Wild islands in the Carolinas.

This raw daytime hiking is just minutes up the coast from cosmopolitan Charleston.        

- USA TODAY - US

Pro-Trump Group 'Great America Alliance' Endorses Marsha Blackburn, Patrick Morrisey, Matt Rosendale for Senate.

The pro-Donald Trump organization Great America Alliance announced on Wednesday that it is endorsing Rep. Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, and statewide insurance auditor Matt Rosendale for U.S. Senate in Montana.

- Breitbart - US

Officials: VA hospital intentionally skewed patient data.

Officials say a West Virginia Veterans Affairs medical center intentionally skewed patient data to reduce both the reported wait times and the volume of patients.

- FOX News - US

Melania Trump has finally found her fashion sweet spot — and it's very different than Michelle Obama's.

AP Photo/Susan WalshMelania Trump has found her first lady fashion sweet spot: aspirational but just barely within reach — and increasingly self-aware. On Tuesday, the first lady wore a $450 green Cefinn dress to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team and visit an opioid clinic in West Virginia. Cefinn is a fashion ...

- Business Insider - US

US Navy Commissions New Nuclear Attack Submarine

The U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class submarine was commissioned on October 7.

- The Diplomat - US

Melania Trump Says She Aims to ‘Give a Voice’ to the Victims of Opioids

The first lady’s visit to a clinic in West Virginia is a signal that her interests — so far stated broadly as helping children and combating cyberbullying — have narrowed.

- New York Times - US

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

First lady Melania Trump offered her support to those dealing with the nation's opioid epidemic while touring a drug recovery center for infants Tuesday in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Melania Trump visits an opioid addiction clinic

In the midst of our country's opioid crisis, first lady Melania Trump visited an infant drug treatment center in West Virginia. Video provided by Newsy         

- USA TODAY - US

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for infants in the heart of the nation's...

- Deseret News - US

Supreme Court denies appeal from ex-CEO associated with W.Va. mine blast

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's appeal of a conviction stemming from a mine explosion in Montcoal, W.Va.

- UPI - US

Supreme Court won't take up case of ex-Massey Energy CEO

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the conviction of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in 2010.

- Billings Gazette - US

This blistering new poll might be the worst news yet for President Trump

It is no secret that President Trump's national approval rating has not been great. What might be even more alarming for the administration, though, is that since January, "Trump has failed to improve his standing among the public anywhere," including in red state strongholds like Wyoming, West Virginia, and Alabama, a ...

- The Week - US

U.S. top court rejects convicted coal executive's appeal

WASHINGTON - Former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction stemming from a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners ended on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

- Reuters - US

Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the "clean coal" touted by President Donald Trump into the mainstream. They cite recent advances in applying the ...

- SFGate - US

West Virginia high court to hear school consolidation case

- Education Week - US

Judge: No guns in school-used West Virginia city rec centers

- Education Week - US

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