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A CSX locomotive passes by a heroin encampment in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 10, 2017.


In North Philadelphia, railroad gulch as it is known, is ground zero in Philadelphia?s opioid epidemic. The tracks and the surrounding property are owned and operated by the Consolidated Rail Corporation, a joint subsidiary of Norfolk Southern and CSX. Last month, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced citations against the Consolidated Rail Corporation for what the mayor, in a release, said was Conrail?s failure to clean and secure their own property.  Visitors and homeless residents of the gulch say the trash isn?t their fault, and that they are only there because they have nowhere else to go
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How Not to Handle the Opioid Crisis

America’s drug pushers aren’t in Mexico — they’re right at home.

TOPSHOT - A young child suffering from severe malnutrition lies on a bed in the ICU ward at the In-Patient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on September 17, 2016. 
Aid agencies have long warned about the risk of food shortages in northeast Nigeria because of the conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009 and left more than 2.6 million homeless. In July, the United Nations said nearly 250,000 children under five could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year in Borno state alone and one in five -- some 50,000 -- could die. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation has received little attention compared with other humanitarian crises around the world -- even within Nigeria. / AFP / STEFAN HEUNIS        (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted

Americans are exhausted keeping up with Donald Trump’s every tweet. People in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are exhausted by violence and hunger.

Jamila at her death bed. Hodeida Public Hospital. 2 May 2017

The Human Toll of Yemen’s Unending War

With the country's health services decimated by conflict, cholera is raging through the civilian population.

NAIROBI, KENYA - DECEMBER 2006: Images photographed on the site of the Coptic Hospital, 2 December 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Coptic hospital is run through donations and is a benificary of the PEPFAR prject, part of the US presidents program on Aids. HIV rates in Kenya are now at 5 to 1 in terms of women to men, indicating a strong feminisation of the disease. As a result groups of Kenyan HIV+ women are banding together to offer each other education and support. They are utilising their sewing, weaving and other skills to create financial resources and at the same time creating womens groups to discuss Aids issues and awareness.  Getty Images is partnering with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS ongoing projects. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

Trump Is Wrong to Retreat From the Global Fight Against AIDS

U.S. efforts to fight pandemics are in the country's best interest — and provide an astounding return on investment.

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Can Saudi Arabia’s Young Prince Wean the Welfare State?

The ambitious plan to remake the Saudi economy is the brainchild of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But does he have what it takes to upend his country?

A child receives the second dose of the vaccine against cholera in Saut d'Eau, in the Central Plateau of Haiti, on 17 September 2014. The UN has launched its second phase of the vaccinationcampaign against cholera which was initiated and implemented by the Haitian authorities as part of the broader framework of the national plan for the elimination of cholera in the country. The campaign aims to vaccinate 200,000 people living in the communes where the disease persists in particular the department of Artibonite, Central and West.  AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Won’t Pay a Penny For U.N. Cholera Relief Fund in Haiti

Washington set to reject the U.N. chief’s latest appeal for money to tend to Haiti’s cholera victims.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 03:  A World Health Organization (WHO), instructor teaches new health workers during a training session on October 3, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The WHO is training some 400 new health workers in two-week courses for the Liberian Ministry of Health. Many of the new health workers will be stationed in some of th 17 Ebola treatment units to be built by the U.S. military.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Who’s Going to Be the Next Leader of WHO?

As the World Health Organization votes in a monumental open ballot for its new chief, the developing world and the developed world are in a battle of ideas.

Passengers get their temperature measured as part of prophylactic measures against the spread of the Ebola virus upon their arrival at Boende's airport, on October 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO KATHY KATAYI         (Photo credit should read KATHY KATAYI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Returns in Congo, a Test of ‘Next Time’

Is the global health community ready to stop another outbreak?

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First-Ever Malaria Vaccine To Begin Tests Next Year

If effective, it would be a big deal for Africa, which bears the brunt of malaria cases and deaths.

US House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

The Failure of Trumpcare Is Good News for the Iran Deal

While Trump railed against the Iran deal during the campaign, he rarely called for undoing it.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21:  House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after after a House Republican closed party conference attended by U.S. President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump urged House Republicans to support his American Health Care Act.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Dangerous National Security Implications of Trump’s Obamacare Fiasco

Trump is the biggest loser in the Republican failure to bring Obamacare repeal to a vote.

Demonstrators protest in Amsterdam in front of the US Consulate on January 20, 2017 after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC.  
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP / ANP / Olaf KRAAK / Netherlands OUT        (Photo credit should read OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images)

If Trump Wants to End Legal Abortion, He’s Going to Have to Go Through Holland First

Lilianne Ploumen’s bold, brave act could be the start of a concerted backlash against Washington.

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Deadly Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil Sparks Fears of Zika-Like Epidemic

Brazilian authorities work to prevent history from repeating itself.

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Age Boom

Why now is the time to retire the idea of retirement.

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