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OD deaths from heroin, painkillers quadruples since 1999
Molly Malone still cries when she talks about her son.... More >>


Opioids and overdoses: 4 things to know
Deaths linked to opioids are skyrocketing, and so is the number of Americans abusing the drugs, experts say. ... More >>


Can Prince's death spark key discussion on opioids?
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. ... More >>


What is a save shot?
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 ... More >>


Beating heroin is more than 12 steps; it's 18 years and going
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 pointin... More >>


The secret to fighting U.S. heroin epidemic
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. ... More >>


'Saturday Night Live' heroin sketch sparks outrage
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."... More >>


Ringling Bros. ends elephant shows today
After years of giant tricks and synchronized dances, the elephants at Ringling Bros. will perform in one final act Sunday.... More >>


USS Stennis denied entry to Hong Kong port
A U.S. aircraft carrier has been denied entry into a Hong Kong port, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban.... More >>


Texas flooding kills woman, 4 grandchildren
A woman and her four grandchildren died after being swept away by floodwaters in eastern Texas on Saturday morning, police said. Popular: Guns in America | Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World... More >>


Cops: Army soldier raped by another
A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow solider, police said Saturday.... More >>


2 toddlers found tied, chained in backyard
Around midnight Thursday, deputies went to a house near San Antonio after somebody called to report hearing a child crying in a backyard, according to a Friday news release from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.... More >>


Students punished after reporting rape at college
Multiple young women claim they received backlash, instead of support, after reporting sexual violence to the Mormon-run school.... More >>


Court: Oral sex not rape if victim is intoxicated, unconscious
An Oklahoma court has struck down a claim of "forcible sodomy" because the victim was drunk at the time. ... More >>


Spate of fatal shootings -- by children
The .40-caliber gun stashed under the driver's seat slipped backward on the car floor, right into the reach of Patrice Price's 2-year-old son. ... More >>


First U.S. Zika death reported
A 70 year old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced today. This is the first death in the United States or territories where Zika infection contributed to the death, said the CDC.Pop... More >>


No charges yet in death of Delaware student
Authorities in Delaware have not filed charges yet in the death of a 16-year-old girl in a school bathroom fight, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Friday at a news conference.... More >>


Teen shot in head survives killing spree
Abigail Kopf winces, nuzzling the side of her head into her Batman pillow. She needs relief.... More >>


Officer saves woman from sinking car
It was a daring water rescue unlike any Lt. Erick Jenkins had experienced in his 27-year career with the Groton, Connecticut, Police Department.... More >>


A crash, a rescue and a final goodbye
Some 911 calls stay with first responders the rest of their lives. For Deputies Linda Nolan and Robert Sunkel, a three-vehicle collision in late March is that call. ... More >>


'Basketball Cop' turns noise into project
It all started as a noise complaint: Kids on a residential street in Gainesville, Florida, were playing basketball in the afternoon too "loudly," a neighbor told the police dispatcher.... More >>


Building better fathers, better men
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Meet CNN Hero Sheldon Smith
Sheldon Smith's Chicago nonprofit gives young fathers like himself the skills to be positive role models and responsible parents.... More >>


His horses help special needs kids
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The week in 36 photos
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The evolution of surfing
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Bingo halls and rock-star dreams
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A hole punched through history
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'The other side of the glass': Portraits in a liquor store
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Barbra Streisand's first TV special
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Ansel Adams at the Grand Canyon
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World Press Photo Contest: 2016 winners
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Will and Kate's royal family
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What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos
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Historic photos from an extraordinary collection
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Look at me! The best selfies from April
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