In a rundown warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia sits an opulent custom-designed train that belonged to none other than Josip Broz Tito, late dictator of the former country of Yugoslavia. During his reign, Tito used the train to shuttle his family and entourage to the Brijuni Islands and to host actresses and state leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II. Fittingly, the train also carried Tito — in his coffin — to his final resting place after he died in 1980. Stunning photos included.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here