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Teen Mom OG's Tyler Baltierra Takes His Father Butch to Rehab for Substance Abuse

Teen Mom OG's Tyler Baltierra Takes His Father Butch to Rehab for Substance Abuse

Entertainment
Tyler Baltierra has finally been able to get his father, Butch, back into rehab. The emotional father-son moment was shown on Monday night’s episode of Teen Mom OG. The reality star, 26, flew with his father to get him treatment for his drug addiction. In tonight’s episode, Butch revealed this was his ninth or tenth time seeking professional help and that he hoped this would be his last visit. Butch will be spending six months at the treatment center. “I ain’t got no pressure, nobody trying to sneak up on me or try to get me with a razor,” he said of his confidence at returning to a center as opposed to his recent stay in prison. When the arrived at the center, Tyler and Butch were separated with the latter talking to an intake counselor and Tyler speaking to a different counselor about th
Returning Olympic Medalist Nick Goepper: Why I Spoke Out About My Substance Abuse, Mental Health

Returning Olympic Medalist Nick Goepper: Why I Spoke Out About My Substance Abuse, Mental Health

Entertainment
Maybe Nick Goepper would always have had something to prove. Maybe, if it wasn’t his upcoming freestyle ski event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 23-year-old medalist would be focused on, say, being the best surfer or being the best skateboarder or maybe having the nicest truck. But he’s not thinking about any of those things, even if he wanted to. He’s thinking about his skiing, because that’s what everyone else is going to be thinking about, too. “I think I can ski better and I’m going to ski better here,” he told PEOPLE in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a week and change before he is set to compete in men’s slopestyle at the Games, an event in which competitors perform a variety of tricks and jumps down a mixed-terrain course, not dissimilar in skateboarding. At that same competition four y
Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

Racist trolls using abuse victims' photos to make fake claims of attacks at 'Black Panther' shows

Politics
The latest Marvel superhero movie Black Panther is out! Its Thursday opening is expected to have raked in over $25 million—yes, in one night.  Unfortunately, racists hate to see black people have any joy—and some are doing anything possible to chip away at it. Just take a look at this recent heinous example of the tactics used by racist people to spread misinformation. Warning: screenshots including some of the graphic photos are included below. BuzzFeed News reports that racists are using Twitter to share photos of bloody and/or bruised white women with false claims that they’re the result of being attacked by black people at Black Panther movie screenings.  xFake posts are being created to make black people look bad and the sad part of it is some people will believe them #BlackPant
Hundreds march in Glens Falls to end heroin and opioid abuse

Hundreds march in Glens Falls to end heroin and opioid abuse

Breaking News
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s time for change. That’s what one community is saying together, in one voice, Friday night. As they fight to put an end to heroin and opioid abuse. Hundreds took to the streets in downtown Glens Falls on Friday, demanding changes and hoping to prevent future tragedies. From every corner, from every block, the chanting was loud and the message is clear. For one organizer, Bob Dean, this march hits home. “A storm has come our way in name of heroin,” Dean said. Both his brother and his sister, Angie, killed by heroin overdoses. Angie died just last month. This would have been her birthday. But, this march is no eulogy. “Today, I hope we create a storm, “Dean said. It’s a statement to put an end to drug and the addiction. “
Teacher charged with child abuse after allegedly making student stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Teacher charged with child abuse after allegedly making student stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

Breaking News
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (ABC NEWS) – A teacher accused of assaulting a middle school student who wouldn’t stand for the pledge of allegiance is facing criminal charges. The Angevine Middle School PE Teacher Karen Smith has been on paid leave since she was accused of lifting a student by his jacket and taking him out of the classroom because he wouldn’t stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. The district policy allows for students to sit or stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. After working with Lafayette Police, the Boulder DA decided to charge Smith with child abuse and assault. Her first court date has not been set.
Trump finally spoke out about domestic abuse and his answer was not great

Trump finally spoke out about domestic abuse and his answer was not great

Politics
President Trump broke his silence on issues of domestic violence during a meeting with local elected officials, entrepreneurs, and investors at the White House on Wednesday. The remarks were in response to an ongoing controversy over recently departed Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who has been accused by two ex-wives of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence, and everybody here knows that,” he told reporters. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that. It almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So, now you hear it, but you all know it.” The tepid statement avoided commenting specifically on the women allegedly abused by Rob Porter. The comments came more than one week after controversy erupted.
PETA Calls Out SeaWorld Performers Daughtry, Eli Young Band and More for Supporting Animal Abuse

PETA Calls Out SeaWorld Performers Daughtry, Eli Young Band and More for Supporting Animal Abuse

Entertainment
SeaWorld has endured a scandalous few years, but the problems show no signs of stopping. The company recently announced the line-up for their Seven Seas Food Festival, which will be hosted across multiple parks. Among the musicians slated to perform at the festival are Daughtry, the Eli Young Band, The Jacksons, Huey Lewis and the News and Chris Young. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging all of these performers to back out of the festival and cut ties with SeaWorld, a company, PETA says, that abuses animals for the sake of entertainment. “Only someone with a heart of ice would endorse SeaWorld’s animal prisons,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA advises these performers to skip this sad spectacle or risk hemorrhaging fans just as SeaWorld is hemorrhaging v