Monday, October 17th, 2016
Duterte Says Children Killed in Philippines Drug War Are “Collateral Damage” [The Guardian]
The bloodthirsty leader and international pariah continues to shock.
“We Should Take a Drug Test Before Debate,” Donald Trump Says [New York Times]
The latest line in the farcical US presidential election follows playful allegations from Howard Dean (later retracted) that Trump debated on coke.
Investors Anxious as Oregonians Again Vote on Marijuana [Seattle Times]
“Dry” counties in the legal-weed state now have the chance to reconsider—with plenty of money riding on the vote.
“Scared Straight” Programs Divide Parents as Kids See Gruesome Results of Violence [The Guardian]
A hospital executive in Brooklyn is showing middle school student cadavers and violent videos, in a program that earns the tag “controversial.”
Brazil Prison Clashes “Kill 25 Inmates” [BBC]
Two rival factions reportedly burned and beheaded victims in an overcrowded prison in the north of the country.
Sharon Osbourne Hits Back at “Drunk” Claims [RTE]
The unsubstantiated claims began circulating after she forgot the name of one of her acts on the hit show The X-Factor.