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WATCH LIVE: President Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

President Donald Trump's long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency happens Thursday. Trump is expected to make the formal declaration and deliver a major speech on the topic around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mobile users can watch the speech live here

Overdose deaths are on the rise in the United States and are being fueled by an opioid addiction crisis.

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