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Morning Roundup: August 4, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Tulisa Contostavlos allegedly tried to OD during cocaine trial, six Philly cops busted for stealing drugs, and man arrested for driving drunk with 100 chickens. MORE  

If You Have Illegal Drugs In Nebraska, Better Get A Stamp

By John Lavitt

An obscure law from 1991 allows the state to require drug dealers to buy stamps for their illegal drugs or face hefty additional fines upon arrest. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Andre Johnson was on PCP before cutting off penis, drunk man opens fire on Mexico Airport, seven year old brings heroin to school, and Nebraska might ban Palcohol. MORE  

Oscars and Alcoholics: What a Great Movie!

By Brian Macaulay

Nebraska's Oscar nomination isn’t breaking new ground. Stories about characters who struggle with booze or drugs have long captivated filmmakers, and by extension Oscars. Why do addicts so endear themselves to awards voters? MORE  

Cops Must Return $1 Million in Non-Drug Money to Stripper

By Jennifer Blue

Nebraska cops seized a woman's hard-earned life savings, thinking it was drug money. MORE  

And the Biggest Beer-Drinking State Is...

By McCarton Ackerman

Does your state swill enough beer to make this list of America's top 10? MORE  

Pine Ridge Reservation's Alcoholism Battle

By May Wilkerson

In the shadow of a corporate lawsuit, one small treatment center fights a Nebraska reservation's alcohol problem, one person at a time. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 1, 2012

By The Fix staff

Obesity now costs US more in healthcare spending than smoking, ER doctors face "toothache" painkiller dilemma, and Barney Frank slams Obama's MMJ raids. MORE  

States Obtain Execution Drug From Indian Brokers

By Luke Walker

US prisons have bought sodium thiopental illicitly through brokers in India, skirting an EU export ban. MORE  

EU Bans Export of Lethal Injection Drugs to US

By Luke Walker

The human rights-based move leaves death penalty states struggling to find an alternative supply. MORE  

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