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Death rates in the U.S. declined and life expectancy showed a slight uptick in 2018, while drug overdose deaths declined for the first time since the 1990s. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Life Expectancy Rose Slightly In 2018, As Drug Overdose Deaths Fell

The turnaround is welcome news after rising drug overdose and suicide rates had pushed life expectancy down since 2014. Could America be turning the tide on opioid addiction?

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When Institutions Are Used As Stages, People Lose Trust, Book Argues

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Death rates in the U.S. declined and life expectancy showed a slight uptick in 2018, while drug overdose deaths declined for the first time since the 1990s. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Life Expectancy Rose Slightly In 2018, As Drug Overdose Deaths Fell

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