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Recovery coaches at ERs try to help opioid addicts avoid another overdose

NEW YORK — Five months into his job at a 24-hour walk-in behavioral health center here on Staten Island, Tarik Arafat has a new assignment: on call at a nearby hospital to counsel people who have just been revived from opioid overdoses.In recovery from drug addiction himself, Arafat, 25, said he
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After latest police shooting, Minneapolis mayor faces calls to resign: ‘You have failed us’

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stepped to the microphone Friday night to announce the latest development in the most recent killing by an area police officer — the resignation of the city’s police chief. But she only managed a few words before she was drowned out by shouts.“We don’t want you
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For John McCain, character comes through

Ten years ago this month, as he entered the sweltering second floor of an American Legion hall in Claremont, N.H., Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was at the lowest point of his quest for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. His campaign was broke, many on his staff were deserting him, and he was
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She lost her sight to a rare condition — and became a medical detective

What do you see? That question is so complex it may be impossible to answer. But when Vanessa Potter lost her sight because of a rare condition, she became obsessed with describing the experience of both literal and inner vision.Her new book, “Patient H69,” tracks Potter’s progression from a
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A glossary of Trump’s rhetorical shorthand

President Trump is the rock tumbler of political rhetoric. Give him an argument to use against his political opponents and it gets thrown into his collection, dragged out and repurposed over and over until all of the nuance is worn down and all that remains is its indestructible core. Then that core
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Congress breaks impasse on bill to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

A weeks-long impasse over imposing new financial sanctions on Iran and Russia broke late Friday, with the House preparing to vote next week on a bill that would prevent President Trump from lifting measures against Moscow.House leaders agreed to vote on an expanded version of the bill after adding
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He brought Burundi’s first robotics team to the U.S. to inspire his country. Then, the teens disappeared.

Outside of the Bujumbura International Airport in the capital city of Burundi, six teenagers bound for Washington D.C. to compete in an international robotics competitions locked hands with parents and relatives to pray one last time before boarding their flight. In Kirundi, their native language,
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Fear of Medicaid cuts looms at school that serves students with disabilities

With a mailbag slung across his small frame and a wide-brim hat perched atop his head, Mason Wade stepped up to the catwalk. Clasping his aide’s hand for support, he sashayed across the gym, a sprawling red carpet under his feet.For the 6-year-old dressed as a mail carrier, his favorite community
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What President Trump could learn from last holdout on Clinton’s 1993 agenda

It was 1993, and a former rival from the previous year’s campaign held the president’s first-term agenda in the balance, serving as the last vote on the ambitious domestic policy agenda barely six months into office.The senator hemmed and hawed, sometimes hiding out, before finally rising to spe
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McCain’s primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis — and suggests she could replace him

A day after news came out about Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) brain cancer diagnosis, his onetime political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather than later — and expressed interest in the possibility of her taking over his Senate seat.“I hope S
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