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Officials raised the death toll from Tropical Storm Florence to 41 on Thursday, even as residents were still returning home to start the long process of cleaning up after the storm and local governments prepared to reach out to the federal agencies to request billions of dollars in aid to assist with their recovery efforts, according to NBC News. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster estimated his state likely suffered $1.2 billion in "financial impact," according to a letter he sent to the state's

After Ireland officials revoked its ban on abortion earlier this week, on Thursday its health minister said women will not have to pay for abortion services in the country, according to National Public Radio. Health Minister Simon Harris said the Irish government wanted to ensure all women had access to the healthcare services and would not be forced to travel for the procedure. In an "extraordinarily historic day," Harris said after President Michael D. Higgins signed the abortion referendum

Researchers said the recent increase in opioid overdose deaths was part of a 40-year trend that is still rising, warning current efforts against addiction are insufficient, according to NBC News. A team at the University of Pittsburgh published a new analysis of drug overdose deaths this week which revealed even though the drug of choice changes over time along with the demographics of those affected, the number of Americans dying from drug overdoses has gone up in large numbers for decades. The

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PJ's Coffee of New Orleans has signed an agreement to open five locations across Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington D.C. within the next four years.

Two new studies bring us closer to finding the optimal time, according to our internal clocks, to pop a pill—or maybe even schedule surgery.