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Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was alerted Friday after a drunk passenger reportedly urinated on a woman’s luggage during an American Airlines flight from Chicago to Charlotte.

The incident occurred on flight 1344, which arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, Thursday morning, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

“Due to an intoxicated passenger, American Airlines requested law enforcement meet flight 1344 once it arrived in Charlotte at 12:52 a.m. on Thursday,” American Airlines said to The Daily Caller News Foundation over email Saturday.

Police notified the FBI of the incident Friday, The Charlotte Observer reported.

It is unclear whether there will be criminal charges. (RELATED: 8 Americans Die In Plane Crash That Has China Grounding Planes)

Pictured is a plane at the airport. SHUTTERSTOCK/BCFC

Pictured is a plane at the airport. SHUTTERSTOCK/BCFC

The FBI investigates criminal activities that occur during airline flights, according to The AP.

The FBI in Charlotte did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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The Food and Drug Administration approved Tuesday a drug that will help women suffering from postpartum depression, but only very wealthy women will be able to afford the drug.

“Postpartum depression is a serious condition that, when severe, can be life-threatening. Women may experience thoughts about harming themselves or harming their child,” the FDA said in a Tuesday statement, announcing the approval of the drug. Women can access the drug brexanolone, also known as Zulresso, through a restricted distribution program at certified health care facility, according to the statement.

The drug is the first treatment for postpartum depression ever to be approved by the FDA. Approximately 400,000 women suffer from postpartum depression in the U.S. every year.

The approval comes after two successful clinical trials showed major improvement in women suffering from postpartum depression after taking the drug. The drug is administered intravenously for a total of 60 hours and patients are monitored throughout.

“This can potentially transform women’s lives and that of their families,” said Sage Therapeutics CEO Steve Kanes, whose company developed the drug, NBC News reported Tuesday. “We’re talking about a single treatment that has durable effects,” he said. “This really is a one-time intervention that gets people on their way. It’s transformative.”

Risks include loss of consciousness and abnormal oxygen levels in the blood, according to the FDA which hasn’t yet decided if the drug is safe for women who are breastfeeding.

The drug infusion costs between $20,000 to $35,000, according to NBC.

“This is for postpartum depression, but it is a step in understanding how we treat depression more broadly,” said brexanolone trial investigator Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody. “We have had the same treatments for depression for 30 years. There’s an enormous need for new, novel ways to treat depression, and to treat it quickly.”

Meltzer-Brody is also the director of the perinatal psychiatry program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to NBC.

The FDA recently approved a nasal spray containing ketamine as a treatment for severe depression. Ketamine is a medication used largely by veterinarians as an anesthetic. It has hallucinogenic effects and produces a trance-like state. (RELATED: FDA Recommends New Nasal Drug For Treating Depression)

“I woke up from a nap, and the thoughts were gone. And they never came back,” said Stephanie Hathaway who suffered from postpartum and participated in a brexanolone trial. “And then hour after hour, I got my energy back. I got my appetite back. I was eating because I was actually hungry, not because people were making me eat,” she said, according to NBC.

The drug will be available in June, according to CNN.

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Phillip Stucky | Contributor

President Donald Trump may be in danger of losing North Carolina in 2020, according to an Elon University poll released Monday.

The poll found that 48 percent of registered North Carolina voters would vote for any Democrat to survive the primary process over Trump, compared to just 36 percent who said they would support the president no matter who ran against him.

Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the state in 2016, earning 49.8 percent compared to the Democrat’s 46.2 percent. North Carolina has 15 electoral votes.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participates in the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C. This is the first Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration. Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participates in the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C. This is the first Easter Egg Roll of the Trump Administration. Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

When limited to Democratic voters, former Vice President Joe Biden led the pack in the primary with 55 percent of the vote. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders took second with a respectable 44 percent. (RELATED: Trump 2020 Team Has Massive Plan That Relies On 2016 Victory)

“Consistent with many others polls, we find President Trump maintains strong loyalty among registered Republicans in North Carolina,” said Jason Husser, poll director and associate professor of political science at Elon University.

“However, unaffiliated voters are currently breaking toward a hypothetical Democratic candidate by a margin that could portend serious trouble for the president’s 2020 coalition,” he continued. “That said, I expect many of those voters will change their minds as the Democratic nominee moves from hypothetical to actual; the extent of this change will largely shape what we see in North Carolina over the next 20 months.”

It should be noted that on election day in 2016, only one poll claimed that Trump would take the state. The New York Times, Quinnipiac, and left-leaning Public Policy Polling all showed Clinton winning the race by a significant margin.

North Carolina has voted Republican in every election since 1980 with the exception of President Barack Obama’s first term during the 2008 election. Elon University surveyed 914 registered voters. Researchers contacted 423 by phone or email randomly, and 491 were interviewed online through an opt-in survey. Elon reports a “credibility interval” of 3.5 percentage points in either direction. The survey ran from Feb. 20 through March 7.

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