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1st U.S. cruise ship to Cuba in decades draws protests

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:42am
The first U.S. cruise ship bound for Cuba in decades set sail Sunday as salsa music played and protesters picketed nearby.
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Mom of victim: Heroin is a 'death sentence'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:39am
Molly Malone still cries when she talks about her son.

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Missing mom, daughter rescued from New Zealand forest

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:39am
Hiker Rachel Lloyd said she was on the verge of dying when search and rescue crews found her and her mother five days after they got lost in the New Zealand wilderness.
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Puerto Ricans leaving island for U.S. in record numbers

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:39am
Puerto Ricans are leaving the island for the mainland United States at a historic rate.
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Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55pm
Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's two daughters, will attend Harvard University.
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Ringling Bros. retires its elephants

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 4:00pm
After years of giant tricks and synchronized dances, the elephants at Ringling Bros. will perform in one final act Sunday.
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Speculation swirls in Ohio family murders

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 3:53pm
Ohio police still do not have a motive in the fatal shootings of eight family members out of Pike County. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.
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Ohio shootings: What we know

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 3:52pm
Heartless. Well-planned. Mysterious. And terrifying.
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Bergdahl's defense wins battle over classified documents

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 1:51pm
The defense team for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, has won access to hundreds of thousands of pages of classified information.
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Freight train derails in D.C.

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 1:50pm
A CSX train derailed about 6:40 a.m. in Washington and leaked sodium hydroxide, according to Doug Buchanan, a D.C. fire department spokesman.
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Florida crash leaves 6 dead, including 4 children

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 1:50pm
Six people, including four children, are dead after a car crash on I-95 in Florida late Saturday night.

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Texas flooding kills woman, 4 grandchildren

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:44am
A woman and her four grandchildren died after being swept away by floodwaters in eastern Texas on Saturday morning, police said.

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Cops: Army soldier raped by another

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:44am
A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow solider, police said Saturday.
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What is a save shot?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:41am
The drug naloxone is sometimes called a "save shot" or a "rescue shot" because of its ability to bring someone back from an overdose. Brand names for naloxone are Narcan and Evzio. It has long been used in hospitals and by emergency medical technicians, but there is now a movement to expand access to it and get it into the hands of first responders as well as drug users and their family members.

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'Saturday Night Live' heroin sketch sparks outrage

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:40am
What were you thinking "Saturday Night Live"? That's what a lot of fans -- and mothers of addicts -- are saying after a sketch on this weekend's show featured a fake drug commercial for "Heroin AM," an option for people "who want to use heroin" but also "get stuff done."

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The secret to fighting U.S. heroin epidemic

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:40am
Drug overdose deaths in the United States have tripled since 2010. And so it makes sense that President Obama has announced, as he did late last month, new initiatives to fight the epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse in the United States.
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Beating heroin is more than 12 steps; it's 18 years and going

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:40am
There is a scene in the documentary "Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street" that continues to resonate with me, despite the 18 years that have passed since 25-year-old me was featured in the film. I was asking the camera, if I wasn't using drugs, "what would I do with my life?" I was pointing to the camera, showing the soft tissue infections on my skin. I was skeletal, living in a filthy hotel room with my boyfriend. I had left my apartment a few years earlier for a spring break trip to San Francisco and had never returned home.
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Can Prince's death spark key discussion on opioids?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:40am
Last year Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker floated a tough new law he hoped would curb the state's growing opioid epidemic, a societal crisis the state shares with the rest of the country.
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Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to know

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:40am
Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say.
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