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🇨🇳The U.S. State Department has placed U.S. diplomatic staff and their families in China on "authorized departure," meaning they are permitted to leave the country amid the coronavirus outbreak, reports Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian. Go deeper.
🚨Breaking: IBM has named Arvind Krishna as its new CEO, replacing Ginni Rometty.
A glimmer of hope: Fatal overdoses fell in 2018, accompanied by a surge in the use of a drug that counteracts overdoses.
Why it matters: This broke a streak of years where drug overdoses soared and is part of why U.S. life expectancy rose for the first time in four years.
The big picture: Cancer rates fell again, led by reductions in lung cancer deaths.
Between the lines: Suicides have been climbing most years since 2000, reaching the highest rate in 2018 since 1941.
The bottom line: Even with this good news, overdoses killed 67,000 people in 2018.
Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
A girl carries her sister and a jerrycan of water in a wheelbarrow in Cité Soleil, a slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Photo: Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos
Coming in October: The first Jerry Seinfeld book on comedy since "Seinlanguage" in 1993, the AP reports.