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LOS ANGELES -- In recent years, guns have overtaken automotive crashes as the leading cause of injury-related death among people ages one through 24 in the United States, Scientific American, a popular science magazine, has reported.

According to the report published on the magazine's website on Thursday, for much of the past few decades, motor vehicle crashes were the most common cause of death from injury -- the leading cause of death in general -- among children, teenagers and young adults in the country. The switchover, which happened in 2017, stems from both a reduction in vehicle-related deaths and a grim uptick in gun-related fatalities.(U.S.-Gun Violence-Children)

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LOS ANGELES -- The United States is set to mark a grim milestone of 1 million coronavirus-related deaths but the COVID-19 pandemic is not done yet, said a report of American media outlet ABC6.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects to see COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths increase as cases are once again on the rise, said the report.(U.S.-Coronavirus-Deaths)

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LISBON -- Portugal recorded 76,183 COVID-19 cases between April 26 and May 2, which represent a 27-fold increase compared to the same period last year, according to a weekly report released on Saturday by the Directorate-General of Health (DGS).

Compared to the previous week, there were 18,950 more infections, according to the DGS's weekly epidemiological bulletin.(Portugal-Health-COVID-19) Enditem

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