While the number of fentanyl deaths increased previous year in the state, the overall number of opioid deaths stayed the same. That increase was not as sharp as observed in some East Coast states, according to the Washington Department of Health (DOH).
Trump fired Flynn, a retired general, in February for failing to disclose talks with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about United States sanctions on Moscow and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
Leahy and Shaheen want details about Comey's request to his higher-ups at Justice on the Russian Federation probe. Trump's characterisation was at odds with that of the top Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were asked during a photo-op whether Comey's firing cast a shadow over the meeting between the two diplomats. On Syria, where Russian Federation has backed President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the USA has supported anti-Assad rebels, the talks appeared to indicate a slight narrowing of differences.
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani discussed bilateral relations on the sidelines of an worldwide conference being held in London on Thursday in support of Somalia.
Labor says that a combination of the pared back levy rise and the deficit levy would deliver an extra $4.5 billion over ten years "without putting the burden onto families earning modest incomes". Former prime minister John Howard also called it a tax. "He's giving them a levy with one hand, a tax cut with the other and a free pass for bad behaviour".