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Drug Overdose Deaths
FILE - This Tuesday, May 19, 2015 file photo shows a firearm and 154 pounds of heroin worth at least $50 million displayed during a Drug Enforcement Administration news conference in New York. According to government data released Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, drug overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 50,000 in 2015, the highest mark in at least 15 years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Life Expectancy
This Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows a room inside a funeral home in Saginaw, Mich. According to a study by the government released on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, life expectancy in the United States has fallen for the first time in more than 20 years. (Katy Kildee/The Saginaw News - via AP)
Conjoined Twins Separated
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, the family of conjoined twins Erika and Eva Sandoval, left to right, Aniza, Emilio, Art, Aida and Esmeralda, surround them in the pre-operating room the morning of their separation surgery in Palo Alto, Calif. Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford that began on Tuesday, officials said. The 2-year-old Sacramento area girls were born conjoined from the chest down and shared a bladder, liver, parts of their digestive system and a third leg. (Lezlie Sterling/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2007 file photo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs during the final dress rehearsal for the opera "Eugene Onegin" in New York. Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from staged opera performance because of treatment for a brain tumor. Hvorostovsky says in a statement Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, that "I have been experiencing balance issues associated with my illness, making it extremely difficult for me to perform in staged productions." (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada)
Surgeon General E-Cigarettes
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, photo, U.S. Surgeon General appointee Vivek Murthy appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Murthy acknowledges a need for more research into the health effects of "vaping," but says e-cigarettes aren't harmless and too many teens are using them. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)