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Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data shows

Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data showsIn 2017, 39,773 people in the US were killed by guns, the CDC says. A steady rise in suicides involving firearms has pushed the rate of gun deaths in the US to its highest rate in more than 20 years, with almost 40,000 people killed in shootings in 2017, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s Wonder database shows that in 2017, 39,773 people in the US lost their lives at the point of a gun, marking the onward march of firearm fatalities in a country renowned for its lax approach to gun controls.



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Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deaths

Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deathsCOLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — When a landscaper alerted Boris Volshteyn to smoke pouring out of a nearby mansion, the plastic surgeon hurried home and found his friend and neighbor lying face down out front. His first thought was to try CPR, but it was no use.



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Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 Missing

Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 MissingCHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of



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Melania Trump Mourns Elephant Deaths As Her Husband Lets People Import Tusks As Trophies

Melania Trump Mourns Elephant Deaths As Her Husband Lets People Import Tusks As TrophiesWhile first lady Melania Trump reportedly mourned an ivory burn and toured an



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UN calls on Israel and Hamas to prevent further deaths

UN calls on Israel and Hamas to prevent further deathsThe UN called Saturday for Israel and Hamas rulers to rein in violence a day after border clashes in which the Gaza health ministry said seven Palestinians were killed. “I am deeply saddened by reports that seven Palestinians, including two children, were killed, and hundreds of others injured, by Israeli forces during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip yesterday (Friday),” the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement.



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Multiple Deaths In Shooting At Maryland Rite Aid Facility

Multiple Deaths In Shooting At Maryland Rite Aid FacilityAt least four people were shot and "multiple" were killed at a Rite Aid



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Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new government

Five deaths in mariachi plaza shootout pose test for Mexico's new governmentAt Plaza Garibaldi in the capital’s historic downtown on Friday night, gunmen said by witnesses to be dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire with pistols and rifles, injuring eight and sending onlookers running and screaming. Homicides have surged since 2014 in Mexico City, an arts, food and culture hotspot for tourists from around the globe that has been spared much of the drug violence plaguing cartel strongholds, which has even hit resort towns Cancun, Los Cabos and Acapulco. The capital is on track to register a record number of homicides this year, and reversing that trend is part of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s enormous challenge to stem crime and violence nationwide.



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Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deathsThe number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization’s “European Health Report”, published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO’s “Europe region” had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), which includes Belarus, Georgia and Russia.



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Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids

Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kidsA body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as



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Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reportingNEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.



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