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New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies

President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill creating a three-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it'll bring mental health crisis response into the 21st century.

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New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies

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Destructive wildfires are on the rise in the United States. More than 40 million Americans live in zones at high risk because towns and cities have increasingly expanded into fire-prone landscapes. Kaz Fantone/NPR hide caption

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