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Morning Roundup: May 30, 2013

By May Wilkerson

ADHD medications not linked to drug and alcohol abuse, dieters "smoke" booze to save calories, and Lil' Scrappy seeks help for "out of control" marijuana addiction. MORE  

Infamous Italian Mob Boss Arrested in Colombia

By McCarton Ackerman

The arrest highlights growing ties between European and Latin American drug traffickers. MORE  

25 Years for Drug Trafficking, Only 20 for Murder?

By Bryan Le

Rape and murder carry shorter sentences than drug crimes in many Latin American countries, a new report shows. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 12th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Republican official says gay "lifestyle" leads to drugs, more states introduce drug testing bills, and P-Diddy's ex "used drugs in front of their kids." MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 5th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Most Americans now favor legal marijuana, drunk driving tempts teens during prom season, and hotel tycoon Vikram Chatwal is busted for drug trafficking. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 28th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Chile bans indoor smoking, nicotine addiction may be genetic, and Connecticut "Meth Priest" to plead guilty to drug charges.   MORE  

UN Development Chief Slams "War on Drugs"

By McCarton Ackerman

The head of the UNDP says criminalizing drugs has created more problems than it has solved. MORE  

US Navy Withdraws From the Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

Due to budget cuts, the Navy may stop "testing" new military technologies in the drug war. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 11, 2013

By The Fix staff

Cocaine traffickers target Costa Rica, drug made from red wine could help you live until 150, and Jeb Bush compares reporters to crack addicts. MORE  

West African Drug Cartels Gain Power

By McCarton Ackerman

Long-reigning Latin American cartels could have new competition in the global drug trade. MORE  

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