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CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Resurfaces in New Film, Documentary

By Brent McCluskey

Both Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner, and the documentary, Freeway: Crack in the System, have shined a new light on the Contra-cocaine scandal uncovered by journalist Gary Webb in the 1990s. MORE  

Showtime to Make Drama Detailing the Rise of Crack Cocaine

By Shawn Dwyer

John Singleton of Boyz In The Hood fame is set to direct and co-write a series that delves into the origins of L.A.’s crack epidemic. MORE  

New Book Alleges CIA Used Nazis to Conduct LSD Experiments

By Paul Gaita

Los Angeles Times writer Annie Jacobson details how American spooks spearheaded a clandestine program that used former Nazis to drug Soviet spies with acid. MORE  

Snowden Calls Out CIA on Drunk Driving Ploy

By Victoria Kim

The NSA whistleblower says he began to question the CIA's "rightness" when they used a drunk driving ploy to obtain secret banking information. MORE  

What's the CIA Up to in Mexico?

By May Wilkerson

The non-fatal shootings of two CIA agents in Mexico cast light on a US intelligence commitment said to rival that in Afghanistan. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Meet the World's Top CIA-Connected Drug Lords; Iranian Officials Finally Admit to a Growing Heroin Epidemic;  Drug Use Declines Dramatically in the U.K. MORE  

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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Steven Tyler Addresses Maui Drug Court Graduates

The Aerosmith frontman said he was 'nervous' and 'fighting' addiction every day.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

London mayor regrets snorting sugar instead of cocaine, Google exec killer says heroin overdose was accidental, and Ole Miss fan drunkenly interviews quarterback.

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Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles

Despite the overall success of legalized marijuana in Colorado, state officials want to roll back part of the law by calling for a near-total ban on weed edibles.

10/20/14 7:30pm

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