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Life expectancy is down for a second year. Drug overdoses are a big reason why.

Health researchers have some grim news for Americans: We are dying younger, and life expectancy is now down for the second straight year — something not seen in more than half a century.<p>One undeniable culprit is the opioid epidemic, which is cutting down young adults at alarming and increasing …

Life-changing Trips for Couples

1 of 15<p>Bali, Indonesia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Santorini, Greece<p>3 of 15<p>Safari in Tanzania<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Tulum, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 15<p>Whistler, …

North Korea's nuclear test site is 'a wasteland with deformed babies'

North Korea’s underground nuclear test site has turned the surrounding area to wasteland and caused defects among newborn babies, defectors have reported.<p>About 80 per cent of trees that are planted die at Punggye-ri and underground wells have also run dry, according to 21 defectors who used to live …

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In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday threw out lengthy prison sentences for three former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors and ordered a new trial for a fourth involved in a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad that became a symbol of unchecked, freewheeling American power in Iraq.<p>The …

What Happened to the 'Trainspotting' Generation of Heroin Users?

Why the drug disappeared in the UK, and how it appears to be making something of a comeback.<p><i>(Top photo: Screenshot from 'Trainspotting')</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The "WORST TOILET IN SCOTLAND," into which <i>Trainspotting</i> protagonist Renton dives deep to retrieve the opium …

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