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Mexico attack at drug rehab center leaves 24 dead

MEXICO CITY  — Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said.

Police in the north-central state of Guanajuato said the attack occurred in the city of Irapuato. Three of the seven wounded were reported in serious condition.

Apparently the attackers shot everyone at the rehab center. State police said nobody was abducted. Photos purporting to show the scene suggest those at the center were lying down when they were sprayed with bullets.

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Relatives of the victims of a shooting at an unregistered drug rehabilitation center wait in anguish outside the rehab center in Irapuato, Mexico, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Associated Press)

Guanajuato is the scene of a bloody turf battle between the Jalisco cartel and a local gang, and the state has become the most violent in Mexico.

No motive was given in the attack, but Gov. Diego Sinhue said drug gangs appeared to have been involved.

“I deeply regret and condemn the events in Irapuato this afternoon,” Sinhue wrote. “The violence generated by organized crime not only takes the lives of the young, but it takes the peace from families in Guanajuato.”

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Forensic service personnel prepare to enter an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Mexico, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Associated Press)

Mexican drug gangs have killed suspected street-level dealers from rival gangs sheltering at such facilities in the past. It was one of the deadliest attacks on a rehab center since 19 people were killed in 2010 in Chihuahua city in northern Mexico. More than a dozen attacks on such facilities have occurred since then.

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Relatives comfort a woman crying outside an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Mexico, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after gunmen burst into the facility and opened fire. (Associated Press)

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Mexico has long had problems with rehab centers because most are privately run, underfunded and often commit abuses against recovering addicts. The government spends relatively little money on rehabilitation, often making the unregistered centers the only option available for poor families.

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Members of the national guard walk near an unregistered drug rehabilitation center after a shooting in Irapuato, Mexico, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Associated Press)

In addition, addicts and dealers who face attacks from rivals on the streets sometimes take refuge at the rehab clinics, making the clinics themselves targets for attack. Still other gangs have been accused of forcibly recruiting recovering addicts at the centers as dealers, and killing them if they refused.

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Driver dusted and busted after trying to throw cocaine out of closed car window

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He wanted to put the dust in the wind.

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A British driver being pulled over by police was arrested after he tried to throw $30,000 worth of cocaine out of his van.

The closed window of his van.

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Devon and Cornwall police reported that when they approached the vehicle, they found the man and interior covered in the powdery white substance.

The drug was in a plastic bag that split when it hit the glass, according to SWNS.

“Great Team effort with Firearms, Traffic and Scenes of Crime,” the police said in a tweet.

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Ukraine chess champions found dead in Moscow, ‘laughing gas’ suspected

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Two of the most promising Ukrainian chess stars have been found dead in what local media is reporting as death by nitrous oxide, also dubbed as laughing gas or “hippy crack.”

Speed chess champion Stanislav Bogdanovich, 27, and his girlfriend Alexandra Vernigora, 18 – also a chess professional studying at Moscow State University – were found with balloons containing nitrous oxide, the BBC reported.

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Despite being introduced as an anesthetic in the late 19th century, it has been associated with an array of deaths stemming from recreational use.

Russian investigators have said that there are no indications of foul play.

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The tragic death comes on the heels of Bogdanovich, a Ukraine native, coming under social media scrutiny this week for representing Russia in an online chess match. He took to his Facebook just days ago to defend himself for the game, in which he won.

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“I only do what is best for the business. While there were no donations, I honestly did not play for anyone,” he stressed. “I am now in Russia. It would be ugly, as a guest, to oppose those who provide a warm welcome.”

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Hannity spars with Tulsi Gabbard over drug legalization: ‘You’re dodging’

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Sean Hannity and 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, engaged in some friendly sparring on Monday over the topic of drug legalization.

Hannity had asked Gabbard whether, despite running to unseat President Trump, she could find common ground on any issue with him.

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Gabbard said she would push for drug legalization and end the federal government’s battle against controlled substances.

“There’s far more we want to do on criminal justice reform,” the lawmaker said. “I would love to be able to work with President Trump on ending this failed war on drugs.”

“Do you want to legalize drugs?” Hannity asked in an ensuing follow-up.

Gabbard said she would start by striking the federal prohibition on marijuana possession.

“I think we need to look at the model in Portugal where there has been decriminalization and in some cases legalization and regulation so we treat substance abuse and addiction as a health care issue,” she said.

“You’re ducking — you’re dodging,” Hannity quipped. “Would you legalize heroin?” The host was referencing former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s recent statement that if he were elected president, drug possession would be decriminalized or reduced to a misdemeanor offense — including in cases involving dangerous drugs such as heroin.

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Elsewhere in the interview, Gabbard reiterated her call for Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to resign following the Iowa caucuses fiasco, in which full results were not reported for several days and are being contested by two campaigns.

“Voters in this primary need to have the confidence that their votes will be counted and their voices will be heard,” she said. “And unfortunately, he’s had a failure of leadership in [terms of] being able to uphold that faith and that trust. We’ve got a lot of, a lot of primaries, a lot of elections between now and the convention and we need to be able to get back on track.”

Gabbard, a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard, also backed the dismissal of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after he was a prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

“It is the Constitution that provides that our foreign policy is set by the president of the United States as well as, in some significant ways, by Congress. Not by unelected bureaucrats, not by the military,” she said. “And the reason why our founders had the wisdom in doing this is because they knew, if voters were unhappy with the foreign policy decisions being made, they could make that decision at the ballot box to hire or fire, whereas they can’t do that with unelected bureaucrats or others.”

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Deaths related to binge-drinking on the rise, new studies show

Next time you toast to your health, you might want to make it a water.

American drinkers are boozing more, according to two new studies this month, and that’s leading to more alcohol-related deaths.

Thanks to our ballooning benders, 73,000 Americans died from liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses in 2017 — more than double in 1999 when that number was 36,000, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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While men died at higher rates overall, the study, published last week in the journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,” reported the largest increases in alcohol-induced deaths were among middle-aged individuals and women, especially white women.

“With the increases in alcohol use among women, there’s been increases in harms for women including ER visits, hospitalization and deaths,” Aaron White, lead study author, told NPR.

Their research indicates that alcohol is even deadlier than illicit drugs, including opioids, which claimed the lives of about 70,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cigarettes, however, remain America’s No. 1 killer with more than 480,000 dying each year due to smoking-related illness.

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American drinkers are boozing more, according to two new studies this month, and that’s leading to more alcohol-related deaths. (iStock)

That study wasn’t the only sobering evidence of America’s growing problem.

Researchers at the CDC revealed this week a 12 percent increase in binge drinking over a six year period ending in 2017, according to data pulled from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

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The CDC totaled the annual number of drinks consumed by adult binge drinkers — meaning those who regularly have four or more alcoholic beverages during one occasion — and found the average number had jumped from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017.

For men, the average number escalated from 587 to 666 during the study period, compared to women whose binge drinking rose from 256 to 290 — a differential of 79 versus 34. They also found that those who had not completed high school saw a jump of 45.8 percent. For individuals with family incomes of less than $25,000 per year, the yearly average leaped from 543 to 673.

The CDC’s report also revealed binge drinking averages by state, and showed that nine states are drinking more than they did in 2011, including New Jersey and New York. In 2017, the state with the lowest average number of drinks during a binge was Massachusetts with 320; the highest was Wyoming with 1,219.

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The CDC reminds that binge-drinking and alcoholism can lead to risky behaviors, such as drunk driving, domestic violence, unprotected sex resulting in pregnancy and STDs, as well as stroke, heart and liver disease, among other illnesses.

This article originally appeared in The New York Post.

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Marijuana legalization in Illinois, Michigan could trigger interstate tangling

The recreational market selling marijuana is coming to the Midwestern states, and the expensive, challenging industry is bringing a patchwork of legal and cultural snares.

The start of legal sales in Michigan on Dec. 1 and in Illinois on Jan. 1 brings a climate to the Midwest where some neighboring states allow limited marijuana use for medical purposes. But, none other has moved to permit recreational use.

Officials have been renewing warnings against the dangers of “canna-tourism” and carrying marijuana products over state lines, The Associated Press reported.

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In Michigan, where $4.7 million of recreational marijuana was sold in the first three weeks of December, regulators said they did not know how much was bought by out-of-state customers. But, many shop owners said business has been brisk, particularly from neighboring Ohio and Indiana and nearby Illinois.

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Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois will join Michigan as the only Midwestern states broadly allowing the sale and use of marijuana. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

“There’s been people from all over,” said Bart Kupczyk, a co-owner and director of retail at Ann Arbor-based Greenstone Provisions, one of 23 Michigan retailers licensed for adult-use recreational sales. “Ann Arbor is close to Ohio. It’s a destination city in its own right as a fairly well-known college town.”

Some 45 miles to the south in Morenci, a town of 2,100 people along the Ohio border, a dispensary has reported that a majority of its customers hailed from Ohio, where only medical marijuana has been legal. Another retailer in Morenci secured its state license last week.

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“It is important for residents of Ohio and nonresidents traveling through the state to understand possession of marijuana remains a criminal violation in Ohio, even if it is purchased legally in another state which permits recreational use,” said Staff Lt. Craig Cvetan, public affairs commander for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Illinois is the 11th state to allow marijuana’s use and sale broadly, shrinking early states’ market advantages and abilities to draw tourists.

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Illinois marijuana company executives said they’ve trained employees to remind nonresidents that their products cannot legally be transported across state lines and can be consumed only in private homes or hotels that permit it.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rwanda makes its own morphine, bypassing dangerous opioid trade

The inequity between rich and poor nations shows up quite baldly in palliative care.

As thousands die from addiction in rich countries awash with prescription painkillers, spurring, for instance, an American opioid crisis, millions of people in the poorest nations have no access to opioids at all.

Locally produced liquid morphine has become part of Rwanda’s groundbreaking effort to address pain treatment.

Companies don’t make money selling generic morphine to the dying, and most in sub-Saharan Africa, with a legacy of colonial rule in the recent past, cannot afford the expensive formulations such as oxycodone, prescribed so abundantly in richer nations like the United States that thousands became addicted to them.

Rwanda’s answer: plastic bottles of morphine, produced for pennies and delivered to homes across the country by health workers. It is proof that the opioid trade doesn’t have to be guided by how much money can be made, advocates say.

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Locally produced liquid morphine has become part of Rwanda’s groundbreaking effort to address pain treatment. (iStock)

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“People should have medication like an American person,” said Diane Mukasahaha, Rwanda’s coordinator of palliative care. “We all are human beings. The body is the same.”

Twenty-two of 54 countries in Africa now have affordable morphine, the cheapest and most reliable painkiller, according to the nonprofit Hospice Africa Uganda.

The International Narcotics Control Board reported that some 90 percent of opioids are consumed by the richest nations, where just 17 percent of people live.

In developing nations, cost, onerous regulation and cultural aversion to opioids prevent most from accessing them, even on their deathbeds.

Commercially made morphine is, on average, nearly six times more expensive in many poor counties than it is in wealthy ones, the INCB has reported. Experts attribute it in part to countries with low opioid consumption lacking the negotiating power to import drugs at bulk prices.

So, African countries such as Rwanda began to make morphine on their own. They looked to Uganda, where Hospice Africa Uganda was making liquid morphine in a process so basic, for two decades, it was mixed at a kitchen sink.

Like all opioids, morphine can be addictive. But the government has control over the supply to prevent what happened in the United States, where pills were shipped to tiny towns in quantities far exceeding justifiable medical need, said Meg O’Brien, whose Treat the Pain organization helps poor nations produce morphine.

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The drug is reserved for the sickest people, and there is no marketing effort to expand use.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Amanda Bynes’ family worried about drug relapse after she flees sober living facility: report

Amanda Bynes recently fled a sober facility and now her family is worried the troubled star may relapse on drugs, according to a new report.

The actress, 33, was reportedly in treatment for mental health and was also undergoing routine drug testing at the facility.

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According to The Blast, Bynes’ family is left wondering where she is now living since bailing on treatment. The “She’s the Man” star refused help from her parents, who attempted to get her back into the facility, the outlet said.

Bynes remains under a conservatorship controlled by her mother, Lynn. The agreement was extended last year to August 2020.

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In September, Bynes shocked fans by returning to social media after a long hiatus. The 33-year-old took to Twitter to announce she had returned to Instagram.

“Hey guys! I’m on Instagram now!” Bynes tweeted along with a mirror selfie debuting long, pink hair and a septum piercing.

And just last week, Bynes shared a selfie rocking blue hair, and appeared to be on the move near an undisclosed parking lot.

In June, the “All That” actress announced she had graduated from Los Angeles-based Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

The former child star opened up in an interview with Paper Magazine in 2018 about her past substance abuse, in which she revealed she began smoking marijuana at the age of 16 before transitioning into harder substances.

“Even though everyone thought I was the ‘good girl,’ I did smoke marijuana from that point on,” she told the outlet. “I didn’t get addicted [then] and I wasn’t abusing it. And I wasn’t going out and partying or making a fool of myself…yet.” She recalled slipping into a darker period of her life after developing an addiction to Adderall.

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Amanda Bynes opened up in a Paper magazine story in 2018 about her substance abuse. She revealed she began smoking marijuana at age 16 before exploring harder substances. (Reuters)

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“Later on it progressed to doing molly and ecstasy,” she said. “[I tried] cocaine three times but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice. I definitely abused Adderall.”

In the cover story, Bynes vowed that she had been sober for “almost four years now.”

“There are gateway drugs and thankfully I never did heroin or meth or anything like that but certain things that you think are harmless, they may actually affect you in a more harmful way. Be really, really careful because you could lose it all and ruin your entire life like I did,” she revealed.

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Father arrested after son, 5, brings heroin to school, says tasting it turns him into Spider-Man

A Massachusetts father was arrested and charged Friday after his 5-year-old son allegedly brought a bag of heroin to kindergarten and told his teacher he turns into Spider-Man when he tastes it.

Benny Garcia, 29, pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession and reckless endangerment of a child.

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The boy showed off a plastic bag stamped with the image of Spider-Man that contained a powdery substance, Hampden County Assistant District Attorney Matthew Green said in court, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. The boy told his teacher that he turns into the superhero when he tastes the powder. The boy also allegedly said he got the bag from the living room of his home.

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Holyoke police officers were called to the school around 11 a.m. Thursday. The boy was taken to a local hospital and later released. Police contacted the boy’s mother, who gave permission for police to search her apartment. There they found Garcia sleeping on a bed with other bags of white powder underneath him. As he was handcuffed, other bags fell from his body, according to police.

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Court documents stated that police found over 200 bags of heroin and cocaine on Garcia. When officers told Garcia about the situation with his son at school, he reportedly became “very emotional.”

The boy and another infant from the family were taken into state custody.

Garcia will be held without bail until his hearing scheduled for Nov. 20.

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“He loves Spider-Man,” Holyoke Police Lt. James Albert said of the boy. “Our officers were quite taken by it all. You don’t often deal with this.”

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Meth driving overdose deaths in West, fentanyl still nation’s top killer

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While fentanyl and heroin are still driving overdose deaths in the U.S., meth has emerged as one of the nation’s top culprits. In data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), methamphetamine ranked fourth in drugs involved in fatal overdoses nationwide, but in several regions meth was the number one killer.

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According to the report, fentanyl was involved in 39 percent of the 70,000 overdose deaths that occurred in 2017, while heroin accounted for 23 percent and cocaine 21 percent. Methamphetamine accounted for 13 percent, but in western regions, that number jumped to 38 percent.

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The report, which was compiled using overdose death certificates, found that while fentanyl had a strong prevalence in deaths that occurred in New England, meth lagged behind at number 10, but it was nearly the opposite out West.

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Approximately 1.6 million people reported using methamphetamine in 2017, according to DrugAbuse.gov, with an estimated 964,000 people aged 12 or older reporting a methamphetamine use disorder, an increase of over 300,000 from 2016.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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