William Barr’s pause on a question about 2020 and foreign adversaries is incredibly telling

One of the most shocking moments from Attorney General William Barr’s Senate testimony on Wednesday was an unspoken one.

When asked whether a 2020 presidential campaign should contact the FBI if a foreign government offered dirt on an adversary, Barr seemed at a loss for words. Instead of responding quickly in the affirmative, he paused. What should have been an extremely straightforward question to answer, especially for the country’s top law enforcement official, wound up being yet another inquiry that seemingly left Barr perplexed.

“Going forward, what if a foreign adversary offers a presidential candidate dirt on a competitor in …

Teen girls are now poisoning themselves at alarming rates. There are ways to help.

There’s no easy way to say this: In the past decade, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of teens attempting to kill themselves with poison.

The data appear Wednesday in The Journal of Pediatrics, and come from poison control centers. Overall, the study finds the rate of poisoning attempts more than doubled among boys and girls.

Girls, however, account for most of the rise. The study finds poisoning attempts by girls ages 10-12 increased 268 percent from 2010 to 2017, for instance. For girls ages 13-15, the poisoning rate increased 143 percent.

Overall, it’s estimated that …