Laura Santhanam

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Laura Santhanam is the Data Producer for the PBS NewsHour. Follow @LauraSanthanam

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Nation Aug 08

WATCH: Trump vows to beat opioid crisis

Last week, the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked President Donald Trump to declare a national state of emergency to address this public health epidemic.

Nation Jul 19

If SNAP benefits are cut, who hurts the most?

For five decades, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps, has provided access to food for millions of Americans and is the nation’s largest program that targets hunger. But policies at the state and federal level could tear…

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