Mattis: North Korea diplomacy working despite Trump threats

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The willingness to declare a national emergency is a change from earlier in the week, when after briefing the president on the administration's response to the opioid crisis, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said declaring a public health emergency was usually reserved for "time-limited" problems such as the Zika outbreak. If he doesn't get repeal and replace done and if he doesn't get taxes done - meaning cuts and reform - and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done, infrastructure - if he doesn't get them done, then you could ask me that question.

"These statements are irresponsible and unsafe, and also senselessly provide a boon to domestic North Korean propaganda which has long sought to portray the United States as a threat to their people", the letter, spearheaded by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), said. "We'll see what happens".

Gary Lamson, co-owner of Providence Place, a sober living organization in Portland, said this declaration could benefit those seeking treatment.

In Florida, the emergency declaration issued in May enabled Gov. Rick Scott to quickly allocate some $27 million in federal funds for drug treatment and prevention. "If there's nothing avaible for them, they're dying".

Rep. Marcy Kaptur D-Ohio, called the president's remarks "a good step", adding, "I will remind the President's team as they move forward, that Medicaid provides the bulk of addiction treatment and is a key partner in providing much-needed care to those in need". It was somewhat infamously reported that during the G20 summit, when other world leaders walked 80 yards outdoors to a meeting, Trump followed behind in a golf cart.

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The BBC's Martin Patience in Lagos says one possible reason for the search could be the camp's name - Red Roof. However, the spokesperson, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt.

"It can't wait another year, two years, kick it down the road".

Speaking in California later Thursday, Mattis praised the diplomatic leadership of Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, as well as a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea. "That's all we want to give these guys is a shot". Executive director Bob Fowler said it is heartening to see the bipartisanship on this issue.

Check out Fazio's photos from a year ago below. He said in 2015, more 52,000 people died of a drug overdose, and that the numbers of 2016 could exceed 60,000 as the numbers continue to be tallied.

Making naloxone freely available and putting it in the hands of more people has helped save lives.

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