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Firefighters and paramedics with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland wear enhanced PPE, during the coronavirus pandemic, as they transport a patient after responding to a call for a cardiac arrest as a result of a drug overdose on May 6, 2020. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Hospital Emergency Rooms Struggle With Overdose Spike During Pandemic

The CDC says hospitals saw a lot more emergency cases involving drug overdoses, as well as mental health crises and suicide attempts. Many emergency departments weren't ready.

A college student charged in the Jan. 6 riot "openly posted calls for America to become a whites-only nation," according to the FBI. Who was he on campus? Yifan Wu for NPR hide caption

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UCLA Student Charged In Capitol Riot Took Inspiration From Online Extremist

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Firefighters and paramedics with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland wear enhanced PPE, during the coronavirus pandemic, as they transport a patient after responding to a call for a cardiac arrest as a result of a drug overdose on May 6, 2020. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Hospital Emergency Rooms Struggle With Overdose Spike During Pandemic

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Hospital Emergency Rooms Struggle With Overdose Spike During Pandemic

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Bamboo rats are among the wild animals farmed for food in China and other parts of Asia. A member of the World Health Organization team investigating the coronavirus pandemic says its report will conclude that such animal farms are likely the place where the pandemic began. Above, a live rat is on sale at a food market in Myanmar. Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

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