Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis and nobody is really safe.
Fentanyl, a painkiller that is stronger than both heroin and morphine, has spread across the provinces and caused a dramatic spike in fatal overdoses. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse reported at least 655 deaths were caused by fentanyl nationwide between 2009 and 2014. (more…)
The leader of Cuba’s communist revolution and former president of the island nation for around five decades has died. Fidel Castro has been in poor health since he was diagnosed with an intestinal ailment in 2006. Castro’s younger brother Raul, who obtained the presidency from Fidel after he stepped down in 2008, announced Castro’s passing on Cuban state television. Castro –successfully avoiding some 634 assassination plots on his life, including a devilishly clever attempt the CIA made using an explosive cigar – died on Friday. No cause of death or other details have been given.
Check out my storify on the world’s reactions to Castro’s death here
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced-off in Las Vegas, a city famous for hosting championship clashes. Unlike prior bouts in Vegas among heavy-hitters like Sugar Ray Leonard and Mike Tyson over prize belts, the U.S. presidency is on the line for Trump or Clinton, and winner will take all on Nov. 8.