French Official Resigns Over Heat Deaths

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France's director general for health, Dr. Lucien Abenhaim, quits after the country's health minister reports as many as 5,000 people may have died due to record temperatures in France. Abenhaim's resignation comes as the French government faces increasing criticism over its handling of the heat-related health crisis. Hear NPR's Nick Spicer.



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