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Opioid Crisis Study Finds Number Of Fatal Overdoses Actually Higher Than Officially Reported

The nation’s current opioid crisis may be worse than previously thought. According to a researcher at the University of Virginia, the number of overdose deaths from opioids is likely much higher than what is being reported. After reviewing thousands of death certificates issued between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Christopher Ruhm discovered deaths from opioids are 24 percent higher than current ...

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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy lets it share your phone number with Facebook

WhatsApp plans to share its users’ phone numbers with Facebook, the first time the messaging app has allowed the two services to connect data since Facebook bought it two years ago. The messaging app’s new privacy policy, published on Thursday, gives it permission to connect Facebook accounts to WhatsApp accounts for the first time. This will give Facebook more data about ...

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How did Facebook get my number? And why is it giving my name out to strangers?

Facebook thrives on data, prodding users to provide it with their memories, cherished moments and relationships. And for years, it has badgered users into handing out their phone numbers. More recently, however, it has taken a different tack – taking mobile numbers from other, less direct, sources and adding them to profiles. Users who don’t willingly give the company their mobile number are ...

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NFL Rumors: Anquan Boldin Changing Jersey Number For Detroit Lions Legend Calvin Johnson

Jersey numbers are a pretty big deal to NFL players. According to the Detroit Free Press, Anquan Boldin will be changing jersey numbers. Instead of wearing his usual #81, he will be switching to #80 out of respect to Calvin Johnson, who decided to retire from the National Football League due to health concerns. Since joining the NFL, Anquan Boldin ...

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NFL Rumors: Anquan Boldin Changing Jersey Number For Detroit Lions Legend Calvin Johnson

Jersey numbers are a pretty big deal to NFL players. According to the Detroit Free Press, Anquan Boldin will be changing jersey numbers. Instead of wearing his usual #81, he will be switching to #80 out of respect to Calvin Johnson, who decided to retire from the National Football League due to health concerns. Since joining the NFL, Anquan Boldin ...

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Here's What Happens When You're a Reporter and Your Cell Phone Number Is in the DNC Hack

On Friday, WikiLeaks published some 20,000 emails copied from the Democratic National Committee’s internal servers. Among them are a number of emails between DNC staffers and reporters. One of those reporters…is me. The DNC’s communications director, Luis Miranda, wanted to persuade me that a post I had written, based on a story in Politico, was biased. The financial documents I ...

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Record number of EU terror attacks recorded in 2015

A record number of terrorist attacks were planned, foiled or carried out in European Union countries last year, with the UK reporting the highest number of attacks. EU law enforcement agency Europol said there were 211 attacks in 2015, the highest since records began in 2006. Of those, the UK had the highest with 103 attacks, thought mostly to have ...

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Number of Zika Cases Nearly Quadrupled in New York City Since May

Photo: AP, Shutterstock The number of confirmed Zika virus infection cases in New York City is climbing. Today, NYC Health reports 310 confirmed cases, up from the 233 reported by the New York Times on June 6th (and up from just 78 cases documented in May.) With renewed enthusiasm, Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Congress to pass an incredibly flawed ...

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“A number of North Korean caAndrei Lankovalists I’ve talked to say that they’ve never had it so good

“A number of North Korean caAndrei Lankovalists I’ve talked to say that they’ve never had it so good,” Russian historian Andrei Lankov told The Washington Post, for a story about “Pyonghattan,” the high society occupied by North Korea’s so-called brat pack. Funny enough, the rest of the country’s citizens probably don’t agree. Gawker

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“A number of North Korean caAndrei Lankovalists I’ve talked to say that they’ve never had it so good

“A number of North Korean caAndrei Lankovalists I’ve talked to say that they’ve never had it so good,” Russian historian Andrei Lankov told The Washington Post, for a story about “Pyonghattan,” the high society occupied by North Korea’s so-called brat pack. Funny enough, the rest of the country’s citizens probably don’t agree. Gawker

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