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US life expectancy drops again as drug overdose deaths climb

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.
An immigrant girl sits with her family members at the border while they track down the keeper of the notebook. (Gina Ferazzi - Los Angeles Times)

Donald Trump administration to use DNA tests to reunite families separated at border

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is using DNA tests to reunite children and their migrant parents after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Department of Health and Human Services says.
MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 23: Protesters against the Trump administration's border policies attend a rally at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Detention Center on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, United States. Dozens of protesters blocked a bus from leaving the center with children resulting in scuffles with police and Border Patrol agents before the bus retreated back to the center. Before President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that halts the practice of separating families who were seeking asylum, over 2,300 immigrant children had been separated from their parents in the zero-tolerance policy for border crossers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP/ SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up pressure

Central American migrants deported from the US without their children spoke of their anguish at seeing their families split under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach Saturday, as protesters kept up the pressure against the "barbaric" policy.

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

w Donald Trump's top health official said on Wednesday that the US and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the administration's top priorities for the World Health Organisation, the UN agency taking the lead.

MSF: 2 out of 3 patients who escaped quarantine in Congo die

Two of three Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in the Congo river port city of Mbandaka have died, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) mission in the city said on Wednesday.

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