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Morning Roundup: December 9, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Uruguay first country to legalize pot, Massachusetts AG grants money for substance abuse, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. confesses eBay addiction, and Northern Ireland cracks down on fake booze. MORE  

Social Media’s New Addiction: Candy Crush Saga

By Shawn Dwyer

Game has a grip on millions thanks to endless levels and random rewards. MORE  

Instagram to Users: Stop Selling Drugs Through Our Site

By Shawn Dwyer

The popular photo and video sharing service has unwittingly played middleman to illegal drug deals MORE  

Interact With The Fix!

By The Fix staff

Join in "the meeting after the meeting" on Facebook, Twitter, our "Best of the Week" e-newsletter and Google+. MORE  

Why Everyone Is Hooked on Candy Crush Saga

By Bryan Le

Combining social media appeal with a dopamine rush, "crushing candy" is tough to kick. MORE  

Facebook Helps Amish Teens Party

By McCarton Ackerman

"Rumpsringa"—the 2-year-break from Amish life—has gotten boozier and crazier, thanks to social networking. MORE  

Anonymous Facebook Etiquette

By Bobbi Anderson

Don't "like" me because I'm sober in AA. And stop outing me with your clicks. Follow these five steps toward social-networking propriety. MORE  

Montreal Cops Seize Drug "40X Stronger Than Heroin"

By McCarton Ackerman

Police seize hundreds of thousands of highly-potent synthetic pills aimed at young people. MORE  

Face of Meth Recovery Goes Viral

By William Georgiades

Photos showing a recovering addict's stunning transformation receive thousands of "likes." MORE  

"Buddy Cup" Links Drinkers on Facebook

By Bryan Le

Budweiser's new invention automatically updates your "friend" count with a clink of the glass. MORE  

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Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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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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