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Trump backs death penalty for drug dealers

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Embracing the tough penalties favoured by global strongmen, U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fuelling the opioid epidemic.

The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in large numbers voted for Trump.

Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

TOLEDO, Ohio — Shipwreck hunters say they’ve discovered the remains of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and left eight people dead.

The National Museum of the Great Lakes says the wreck is several miles off the Ohio shore near Lorain, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) west of Cleveland.

Trump fires Tillerson

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, putting an ardent foe of the Iran nuclear deal in charge of U.S. diplomacy as Trump also dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea.

“We disagreed on things,” Trump said of Tillerson just after announcing the firing on Twitter.