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5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

Obama’s DEA Chief Refuses To Support Proposed Drug Reforms

By Shawn Dwyer

Bush holdover Michele Leonhart has stubbornly rebuffed her new boss over the changing realities of the War on Drugs. MORE  

More Drug Offenders Being Forced to Plead Guilty

By Allison McCabe

Faced with receiving harsh penalties, defendants are feeling pressure from prosecutors to accept less time in exchange for a guilty plea. And overwhelmingly they agree. MORE  

Why Is This Man Still in Jail?

By Seth Ferranti

Federal agents yanked Richard Wershe from high school and groomed him as a high-profile drug dealer. When he transformed into the notorious White Boy Rick, the feds turned their backs. Now he's doing life in jail. MORE  

The House We All Live In

By Will Godfrey

On a visit to Rikers Island, Eugene Jarecki—director of this year's Sundance-winning anti-drug war film The House I Live In—tells The Fix about his campaign to change America's drug laws for good. MORE  

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Prepubescent Drug Dealer Highlights Australia’s Growing Meth Problem

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Father-Son Treatment Center Pioneers Accused of Mass Fraud

Alan and Jason Brand are accused of embezzling millions in Medicaid funds.

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Alleged Drug Dealer Arrested For Selling 'Ebola'

It was only a matter of time until someone used an 'Ebola' stamp.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 24, 2014

World's top badminton player tests positive for drugs, CHP officer accused of sending himself nude photos of DUI suspect, and drunk man falls into septic tank.

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25 to 35-Year-Olds Most Affected by Eating Disorders in Ireland

The new report stresses that eating disorders can affect people of any age, not just teenagers.

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