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After a briefing Tuesday on the opioid crisis, President Trump remarked on its severity but did not offer many specifics on tackling the problem. Two days later, he said his administration would declare a national emergency. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some States Say Declaring An Emergency Has Helped In The Opioid Fight

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Although consuming cannabis is legal in Colorado and several other states, driving while under the influence of the drug is not. Nick Pedersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Still Seek A Reliable DUI Test For Marijuana

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Gandelina Damião, 78, lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. She says she wishes methadone clinics and other government-sponsored drug treatment had been available to her children before they died. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

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Kayla Wilson with her mother, Wendy Founds, in Little Rock, Ark. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

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After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

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A police SWAT team member stands guard while residents watch the body of a person killed in an alleged police anti-drug operation in Manila on Nov. 10. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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In Philippine Drug War, Death Toll Rises And So Do Concerns About Tactics

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The State Crime Lab at the Ohio Attorney General's headquarters of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation displayed a variety of different types of heroin. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering A Few Of The People Behind Overdose Numbers In Ohio

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The wake for Aristotle Garcia, a suspected drug dealer shot by the police during an operation. Garcia's relatives believe he was not a dealer, but a drug user who was set up. Alecs Ongcal for NPR hide caption

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A Stark Choice For Filipino Drug Addicts: Surrender Or Risk Being Killed

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In this file photo, Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles speaks during an interview Dec. 1, 2013. Mireles is one of the subjects of the new film Cartel Land which follows vigilante groups fighting drug gangs. Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Cartel Land' Follows Vigilantes Fighting Mexican Drug Gangs

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A vendor shows a t-shirt with the face of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán for sale in Mexico City on July 20, 2015. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'People Are Still Dying On The Streets' In Mexico's Drug War

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"As far as I know ... there is no problem of over-incarceration for rich, white financial or environmental executives," defense lawyer Jeffrey Robinson of the American Civil Liberties Union said. Aleksandar Dancu/iStock hide caption

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Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver, in January. Cosby, 77, is facing sexual assault accusations from more than two women, with some of the claims dating back decades. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not review an ordinance passed by Alameda County, California, means that drug makers will now need to pay for collection and disposal of unused drugs in the county. iStockphoto hide caption

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A plane sprays coca fields in San Miguel, Colombia, in 2006. The Colombian government announced this week that it is phasing out the U.S.-backed aerial coca-eradication program over health concerns. William Fernando Martinez/AP hide caption

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Colombia Will End Coca Crop-Dusting, Citing Health Concerns

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Bill Parcells has been coach to the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. Robert B. Stanton/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

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