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'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  

Chinese Official Blows Public Funds on Gaming Addiction

By Bryan Le

"Chu" faces prison after spending millions of taxpayers' yuan on an online role-playing game. MORE  

Mexican Official's Drunken Brag Fuels Corruption Allegations

By Victoria Kim

An ex-governor of one of Mexico's poorest states drunkenly claimed to own 400 pairs of shoes. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 7, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Vermont decriminalizes marijuana possession, IRS officials' cocktail costs were removed from bills, and 2-year-old Toddlers and Tiaras star fiends for "tinker tea." MORE  

Chinese Officials "Hide Booze in Water Bottles"

By McCarton Ackerman

China's strict new rules about government spending lead to lavish "underground" parties. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 22, 2013

By The Fix staff

iPad addiction lands four-year-old in treatment, Puerto Rico might make marijuana legal, and DMX was "tricked" into sharing about his drug use on OWN. MORE  

Mexico's Anti-Corruption Efforts Are a "Mess"

By McCarton Ackerman

The government's "Operation Cleanup" is reportedly failing due to its own corruption. MORE  

Is North Korea Running a Global Drug Ring?

By McCarton Ackerman

Diplomats were reportedly ordered to sell drugs abroad to help their cash-strapped country. MORE  

Corruption "Rampant" in Drug Testing Industry

By May Wilkerson

As another multi-million dollar claim is settled, drug testing companies allegedly use many underhand tactics to chase profits. MORE  

Does Rod Blagojevich Have a Drug Problem?

By Luke Walker

The disgraced Illinois Governor has been recommended for a prison rehab program; skeptics say he's trying to slash his sentence. MORE  

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