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More Than a Million Americans Have Died From Overdoses During the Opioid Epidemic

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New research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found roughly 932,000 fatal overdoses from 1999-2020. Preliminary data shows another 100,000 deaths this year.

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Dozens Are Feared Lost After a Ship Sinks in the South China Sea

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An industrial support ship operating has sunk in a storm with the possible loss of more than two dozen crew members, rescue services in Hong Kong said Saturday.

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Florida Officials Plan to Eradicate Giant African Land Snails, Again

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Back in 2018, the Florida agriculture commissioner described these types of snails as a “triple threat” because of the potential harm to human health, the environment and agriculture.

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Fireworks Injuries Have Been Rising. Here Are Some Safety Tips for July 4th

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As July Fourth approaches, federal regulators are warning people to use fireworks safely, as a new report shows that fireworks-related injuries have been increasing.

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