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Analyzed News: April

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Articles in topic April

Opinion: The telescope that will replace Hubble will launch tomorrow. Here's why it matters

In April of 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit just a few hundred miles above the Earth's surface. For over 30 years, the telescope has been the go-to facility for those interested in unlocking the mysteries of the universe. However, on Christmas morning, a new orbital telescope is scheduled to be launched that will challenge Hubble's claim to supremacy and allow astronomers to photograph the very first stars and galaxies that came into existence.

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Opinion: The infectious disease expert who warned us 800,000 Americans would die of Covid-19

Michael Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and author of The New York Times bestseller, "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs." He has been publicly warning of the dangers of a global pandemic for more than a decade and half and was a member of Joe Biden's Covid task force during the presidential transition. In April 2020, he told me that he estimated that there could be 800,000 deaths from Covid-19 within 18 months in the US. That prediction has proven eerily prescient; a year and a half after Osterholm made that prediction more than 793,000 Americans have died from the disease. I spoke to Osterholm this week about what he sees ahead for the pandemic. Our conversation was edited for clarity.

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1 in 100,000: The story of a fentanyl victim

Matthew Davidson's death was not unique. It was just one of more than 100,000 deaths to drug overdoses in the US from May 2020 to April 2021 -- a record while the country was gripped by the pandemic.

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Opinion: 100,000 Americans died in one year from a disease we can treat

While the US has been in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic, another public health crisis has surged past a tragic milestone. Over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses between May 2020 and April 2021, according to provisional data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday -- a 28.5% increase from the 12 months prior and a record high for the US.

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Opinion: The real immigration crisis is not at the border

In April, in the cottony blackness of night, I stood on the banks of the Rio Grande in Roma, Texas, and watched hundreds of migrants cross into the United States via inflatable rafts. I interviewed many of them while working in Tapachula and Reynosa, Mexico. Most were from Central America and many of them unaccompanied children -- fleeing unemployment, poverty and violence, realities exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Consumer sentiment suddenly crashes below early-pandemic levels

Americans are extremely worried about the Delta variant and the spike in Covid-19 cases. A key survey of consumer confidence plunged in August below where it was in April 2020 when the first Covid-19 outbreak slammed the brakes on the US economy.

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