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Monday October 22nd, 2018 day edition

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According to the report, drug-related deaths have increased by 145% over the last decade, with more than 71,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2017 alone.

"This report is another nail in the coffin for the war on drugs," said Ann Fordham, the Executive Director of IDPC, in a prepared statement.

The UN was not immediately available for comment on the report, which was made public Sunday.

"Governments will meet next March at the UN and will likely rubber-stamp more of the same for the next decade in drug policy.

In addition to fueling violence, the existing policy of criminalizing drug use has also resulted in mass incarceration, the report said.

The report also said that 33 jurisdictions retain the death penalty for drug offenses in violation of international standards.

Last week Canada became the first country in the G7 group of industrialized nations to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. »

'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs

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Apple only allows its devices to be repaired by Apple Store technicians or "authorized" service centres in order for them to remain within warranty.

Motherboard Editor-In-Chief Jason Koebler said Apple regularly charges high prices for repairs, and many customers would rather turn to third-party providers or repair their devices themselves.

Apple declined to be interviewed for this story, but denied that there is a pattern of overcharging customers for repairs. »

Neighbor threatening to sue over wheelchair ramp : legaladvice

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My boyfriend has mobility issues and uses either a wheelchair or crutches depending on his pain levels.

I’ve done a lot of home improvement projects to ensure he can get around my house easily, including a wheelchair ramp up to my front door.

My front door is really recessed from the street due to my lawn and hidden by my porch, so the ramp isn’t very visible from the street. »

Saudi Arabia on Khashoggi: ‘We Don’t Know Where the Body Is’

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In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir insisted the Saudi government doesn’t even know where Khashoggi’s body is after he was killed in a “rogue operation” in the consulate in Istanbul.

“We don’t know, in terms of details, how [he was killed.]

We don’t know where the body is,” he said, later dodging a question about why an autopsy expert was reportedly brought to the consulate. »