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Opioid crisis 'officially' an emergency, Trump declares

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Photographs by AP/EVAN VUCCI

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway listens as Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price speaks with reporters about the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Bridgewater, N.J.

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the country's opioid crisis a national emergency, saying the epidemic exceeded anything he had seen with other drugs in his lifetime.

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