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NEW YORK — Five months into his job at a 24-hour walk-in behavioral health center here on Staten Island, Tarik Arafat has a new assignment: on call at a nearby hospital to counsel people who have just been revived from opioid overdoses.

SAN ANTONIO - It began with a desperate request for water and a Walmart employee's suspicions about a tractor-trailer parked outside. That led officials to discover Sunday at least 39 people packed into a sweltering trailer, several of them on the verge of death - their skin hot to the touch, their hearts dangerously racing - and eight men already dead. Another would die later at a hospital.