Greg Allen Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and human interest features.

Doctors React To Trump's Opioid Emergency Declaration

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Opioid Crisis: Does A 'Public Health Emergency' Go Far Enough?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

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University Of Florida Officials Brace For White Nationalist's Speech

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Congressional Aid Could Help Puerto Rico Create Sustainable Economy

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Living Without Power, Water Or Internet In Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Struggling With Many Issues After Hurricane Maria

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Jose Rolon Rivera, 7, receives medication for his asthma at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico. The hospital only has enough fuel to power its emergency generators until Saturday, an administrator says. Angel Valentin for NPR hide caption

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In Puerto Rico, Relying On Luck And Enough Gas To Get Medical Care

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Relief Effort In Puerto Rico Drags, Fuel Shortages Are Monumental

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Puerto Rico Hospitals Are Struggling To Provide Care After Hurricane Maria

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No Electricity Means No Clean Water For Many In Puerto Rico

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In Puerto Rico, Residents Scramble For Supplies A Week After Hurricane Maria

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Carmen Rivera (at left in the orange dress) sits on a cot at the Cataño shelter. She suffers from severe asthma and knee pain and has had to be rushed by ambulance to the hospital for asthma treatment twice since the hurricane. She says she feels forgotten by authorities. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless

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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

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