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Republican Gov. Rick Perry Calls For More Lenient Drug Punishments

By McCarton Ackerman

In something of a shocker, the hard-right governor from Texas took a slight turn toward the left in showing support for less punitive punishment for drug offenders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Justin Bieber pushed toward rehab, man arrested for masturbation addiction, Rick Perry wants to decriminalize pot, and liver transplant patient brings vodka to surgery.  MORE  

Ten Years Ago Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs. What Happened Next?

By Tony O'Neill

When the drug-drenched nation legalized all drugs within its borders, most critics predicted disaster. But the results took almost everybody by surprise. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Bracing for an HIV Epidemic Among Russian Addicts, Fact-Checking the Jack Daniels Label, and Doing the Math on Drugs. MORE  

U.K. Celebrities Demand Drug Decriminalization

By Kirwan Gray

Dame Judith Dench, Sir Richard Branson, Sting, Julie Christie, Mike Leigh, and prominent politicians called on the Cameron government to reduce penalties for drugs. MORE  

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Women Should Stop Worrying About Date Rape Drugs, Says Conservative Think Tank

A video released by the American Enterprise Institute is the latest attempt by conservatives to blame the victims of rape.

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Russian Investigators Blame Drunk Driver for Oil Exec’s Death

Christophe de Margerie was killed on October 20 when a snow plow collided with his private jet.

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Synthetic 'Spice' Wreaking Havoc Across Russia

Use of the popular synthetic weed has spread across the globe, causing the same problems overseas as it does in the U.S.

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Islamic State Reportedly Using Drug Trade To Fund Operations

Despite drugs being expressly forbidden, the Islamic militants may have seized upon trafficking routes once used by Al-Qaeda.

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