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US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

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Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

Wildfires in US West threaten parched Native American lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are threatening Native American lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

Wildfires in US West threaten parched Native American lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are threatening Native American lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

People struggled to tap resources during Northwest heat wave

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PORTLAND, Ore. — People in Oregon struggled to get rides to cooling centers during the recent heat wave that is believed to have killed...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

Officer fatally shoots man outside hospital in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A police officer at an Arkansas hospital fatally shot a man who had a gun outside of the emergency department...