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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics help a person who fell ill in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Firefighters evaluated 18 patients and took 14 of them to hospitals for doctors to determine the cause of the symptoms, said Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles County paramedics evaluate people in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Department officials say paramedics responded to the area on Friday afternoon and took over a dozen people to hospitals from the downtown area where the homeless gather. Officials have not yet determined what may have caused the sicknesses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics help a person who fell ill in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Firefighters evaluated 18 patients and took 14 of them to hospitals for doctors to determine the cause of the symptoms, said Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics help a person who fell ill in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Firefighters evaluated 18 patients and took 14 of them to hospitals for doctors to determine the cause of the symptoms, said Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics respond to people who fell ill in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Firefighters evaluated 18 patients and took 14 of them to hospitals for doctors to determine the cause of the symptoms, said Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles paramedics and firefighters evaluate a person who fell ill in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Department officials say paramedics responded to the area on Friday afternoon and took over a dozen people to hospitals from the downtown area where the homeless gather. Officials have not yet determined what may have caused the sicknesses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics help a person who fell ill in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Department officials say paramedics responded to the area on Friday afternoon and took over a dozen people to hospitals from the downtown area where the homeless gather. Officials have not yet determined what may have caused the sicknesses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

People who fell ill wait as paramedics evaluate others in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Department officials say paramedics responded to the area on Friday afternoon and took over a dozen people to hospitals from the downtown area where the homeless gather. Officials have not yet determined what may have caused the sicknesses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles Police officers, firefighters and paramedics evacuate a person who fell ill in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Department officials say paramedics responded to the area on Friday afternoon and took over a dozen people to hospitals from the downtown area where the homeless gather. Officials have not yet determined what may have caused the sicknesses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Treating the Homeless in L.A.

Los Angeles Police officers help out a man who fell ill in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Department officials say paramedics responded to the area on Friday afternoon and took over a dozen people to hospitals from the downtown area where the homeless gather. Officials have not yet determined what may have caused the sicknesses. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)