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Los Angeles County to Help Families of Cop-Shooting Victims

The “family assistance program” approved by the county board of supervisors this month will provide financial assistance and counselling. Board members said the program aimed to help those who had received “incomplete or contradictory information about the death of their loved ones.”

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New York Governor, Mayor Lambast Feds Over Garner Decision

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio both criticized the Justice Department’s decision not to file charges against the New York City cop linked to the chokehold death of Eric Garner in 2014. But they differed over how aggressive the response should be.

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Overdose Deaths Down, First Drop in Decades

Preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures show that nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. The number may go up as more investigations are completed, but the agency expects the tally will end up below 69,000. Overdose deaths had been climbing each year since 1990.

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