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Atheist Inmate Receives $2 Million Settlement Over Forced 12-Step Drug Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

Barry Hazle called submitting to a higher power 'a fiction' and wanted to make sure other non-believers didn't have to suffer his fate. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 25, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Oregon set to vote on legal weed in November, drunk man run over by his own truck, and naked man found on interstate admits taking LSD. MORE  

Tobacco Company Ordered to Pay $23.6 Billion in Damages to Smoker’s Widow

By Victoria Kim

The objective of the lawsuit was to stop tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds from targeting kids with their advertising. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Family of Affluenza teen to pay millions, 'Crystal Methodist' pleads guilty, Army base covered in pot seeds, and man busted with cocaine sandwich. MORE  

Production of Alcoholic Energy Drink Halted in 20 States

By Bryan Le

The company behind the "alcopop" energy drink Four Loko has reluctantly agreed to a settlement that will limit their production and restrict their advertising. MORE  

Treatment Center and Lab to Pay for Fraudulent Drug Testing

By Paul Gaita

Two Kentucky-based companies will pay the U.S. $15.75 Million after getting caught fraudulently billing for unnecessary urine tests. MORE  

Kentucky to Pony Up $32 Million for Drug Treatment

By Shawn Dwyer

The money comes from a settlement reached with Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. MORE  

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