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FILE - This Sunday, March 29, 2015, file photo provided by the Jefferson Police Department shows a gun involved in the accidental shooting of a 3-year-old in Jefferson, Ga. Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. The analysis of 2002-14 U.S. data that involves children and teens through age 17 was published Monday, June 19, 2017, in the journal Pediatrics. (Jefferson Police Department via AP, File)
June 19, 2017 - 9:54 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. The analysis of 2002-14 U.S. data is billed as the most comprehensive study on the topic...
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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting 10,000 New Yorkers early next year for a study so sweeping it’s called “The Human Project.” They’ll be asked to share a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. The idea is to channel different data streams into a river of insight on health, aging, education and many other aspects of human life. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the...
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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting 10,000 New Yorkers early next year for a study so sweeping it’s called “The Human Project.” They’ll be asked to share a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. The idea is to channel different data streams into a river of insight on health, aging, education and many other aspects of human life. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the...
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Deng Ming, deputy director of the National Narcotics Control Commission speaks during the National Anti-drug Committee briefing at a hotel in Beijing, Monday, June 19, 2017. China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. Deng said the drugs would be added to China's list of controlled substances as of July 1. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 19, 2017 - 3:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it would ban a designer drug called U-47700 and three others, following U.S. pressure to do more to control synthetic opioids blamed for fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent...
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Deng Ming, deputy director of the National Narcotics Control Commission speaks during the National Anti-drug Committee briefing at a hotel in Beijing, Monday, June 19, 2017. China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. Deng said the drugs would be added to China's list of controlled substances as of July 1. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 19, 2017 - 3:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it would ban a designer drug called U-47700 and three others, following U.S. pressure to do more to control synthetic opioids blamed for fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent...
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June 19, 2017 - 12:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts. Last year,...
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June 19, 2017 - 12:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts. Last year,...
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Patty Farrell stands beside a memorial to her daughter in front of her home on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Colonie, N.Y.. Farrell found her daughter, Laree, dead of a heroin overdose in bed four years ago and is now lobbying for a state law setting harsher penalties for drug dealers whose product causes a death. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
June 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Four years after Patty Farrell found her 18-year-old daughter lying cold and blue in bed from an overdose, the former police detective hopes to see heroin dealers charged with homicide when their product kills. "She was the love of my life, my only child," says Farrell, whose...
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Patty Farrell stands beside a memorial to her daughter in front of her home on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Colonie, N.Y.. Farrell found her daughter, Laree, dead of a heroin overdose in bed four years ago and is now lobbying for a state law setting harsher penalties for drug dealers whose product causes a death. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
June 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Four years after Patty Farrell found her 18-year-old daughter lying cold and blue in bed from an overdose, the former police detective hopes to see heroin dealers charged with homicide when their product kills. "She was the love of my life, my only child," says Farrell, whose...
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June 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A mother's grief is behind a bill in New York's legislature that would allow prosecutors to charge dealers of heroin and other opioids with homicide when their wares cause an overdose death. Patty Farrell began pushing for the law after she found her 18-year-old daughter Laree...
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