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Morning Roundup: May 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Family of Affluenza teen to pay millions, 'Crystal Methodist' pleads guilty, Army base covered in pot seeds, and man busted with cocaine sandwich. MORE  

'Affluenza' Teen Dodges Jail Again After Pleading Guilty To New Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

Judge Jean Boyd further angered the victims' families by again refusing to send Ethan Couch to prison. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 7, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford declares Bob Marley Day, Selena Gomez ditched rehab, Missouri next to debate legal pot, and Philip Seymour Hoffman's number found on dealers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Pilots wear oxygen masks on Bieber pot plane, Miley Cyrus quit smoking for two months, liberals drink more than conservatives, and affluenza teen gets 10 years probation. MORE  

The value of "Affluenza," Addiction and Parental Neglect As Get Out of Jail Defenses

By Maia Szalavitz

The drunk-driving teen who killed 4 walked, blaming it on "affluenza," a so-called "disease" that makes the rich unable to understand the consequences of their actions. Where does that leave addicts and the rest of us? MORE  

Rich Teen Who Killed Four While Drunk Given Probation

By Allison McCabe

Outrage over a slap on the wrist for the unremorseful Ethan Couch underscores the age-old story of how the wealthy are treated differently in our justice system than the rest of us. MORE  

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