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Miami boy's death shows powerful opioid's chilling potential

Miami boy's death shows powerful opioid's chilling potential

Health
A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities say. But how he came into contact with the powerful painkiller is a mystery. Fifth-grader Alton Banks died June 23 after a visit to the pool in the city's Overtown section. He began vomiting at home, was found unconscious that evening and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Preliminary toxicology tests showed he had fentanyl in his system, authorities said. "We don't believe he got it at his home," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Tuesday. "It could be as simple as touching it. It could have been a towel at the pool." She added: "We just don't know." The case has underscored how frigh...
San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals interested in Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton

Sports
July 16 (UPI) -- A no-trade clause hasn't stopped teams from asking the Miami Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton's availability.Sources told SiriusXM radio that teams are "calling the Marlins on Stanton." The report stated that there is a "belief" that Stanton is willing to waive his no-trade clause and that the San Francisco Giants are showing the most interest. The St. Louis Cardinals also "checked in." Sources told SiriusXM radio that Stanton "prefers to stay" with the Marlins if the team stays together.The 27-year-old outfielder is having one of his best seasons. Stanton has a league-high 26 home runs, 59 RBI and is hitting .275 through 88 games. The four-time All-Star signed a 13-year, $ 325 million contract with the Marlins in 2014. He is due $ 14.5 million this season, but his salary e...