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Morning Roundup: June 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Josh Brent released from prison after DUI conviction, English World Cup fans buying cocaine in favelas, and drunk man rescued from ocean punches lifeguard. MORE  

Jamaica Mulls Loosening Marijuana Laws

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite finally making moves to decriminalize pot, conservative Jamaicans have expressed outrage over what they still consider to be a dangerous drug. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 27, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Eating disorders among the middle aged remain hidden, Iran burns 100 tons of illegal drugs, and Texas cities send prostitutes to rehab instead of jail. MORE  

Zimbabwe Leader: Jamaicans Are "Always Drunk"

By Bryan Le

Mugabe's claims that Jamaican men are all unambitious drug users spark outrage. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 13, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexican supreme court official arrested for drug cartel links, man shot in Times Square had history of pot arrests, and Hope Solo stays sober after winning Olympic gold. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Jamaican Kingpin Christopher Coke Pleads Guilty, Vietnam to Execute Six Traffickers, and Addicts Enter Drug Court Art Show. MORE  

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