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By Stephen Groves, Associated Press
The life expectancy for firefighters is ten years less than the average person and it’s not just the fires themselves that present dangers. Firefighters are frequently exposed to toxic chemicals, and according to recent research, even their protective gear may…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson
Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive to retake territory in the south currently occupied by Russian invaders. Fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has raised concerns that the facility could be damaged in the crossfire. Edwin Lyman, director of nuclear…
By Nick Schifrin, Teresa Cebrian Aranda
Last week, Biden said his administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package is boosting public safety by investing in police departments.
By Associated Press
The House of Representatives Judiciary committee held a hearing on public safety on Tuesday. …
Voters in Minneapolis will be asked to approve a measure in November that could dismantle the police department, which is also the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department, and fold it into a department of public safety. But…
Firefighters were assessing "multiple patients" at the school in the suburban city of Cudahy, Calif.
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo, Hari Sreenivasan
As states across the country legalize marijuana, efforts to determine whether someone is too high to drive is becoming a thorny public health issue. From brain functioning analyses and phone apps to training police officers on looking for signs, Hari…
By Tim Henderson, Stateline
A new study finds drivers' behavior can be tied to particular U.S. regions and the stringency of states' laws on cellphone use in cars.
By Jenni Bergal, Stateline
Advocates for older adults say telephone check-in programs can help seniors remain independent in their homes and give them — and their family members — peace of mind.
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