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Morning Roundup: March 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

David Cassidy won't die sad and lonely, NYC cabbies test positive for coke and weed, pot users blowing up homes making hash oil, and man arrested for illegal drugs and moose meat. MORE  

Wall Street Journal Columnist: It's Not Rape If the Rapist Is Drunk, Too

By Bryan Le

Known for making incendiary remarks about liberals and mass shooting victims, James Taranto stooped to a new low when asking why a drunken "collision" between a drunk male and drunk female is the male's fault. MORE  

Video: Drunk "McDiving" Goes Viral

By McCarton Ackerman

Getting drunk and jumping over McDonald's counters is, apparently, "the new sport of today." MORE  

Armed Agents Swarm Student Over Suspected Beer-Buy

By May Wilkerson

Virginia officers draw a gun on a 20-year-old student who had purchased only water, and then arrest her. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Drug tests before exams could curb students' ritalin use, investigation reveals copious cocaine use at Wimbeldon tennis tournament, and the Church of England considers "champagne christenings." MORE  

Marijuana Use Linked to Academic Problems

By McCarton Ackerman

A study finds that consistent pot use by students leads to lower attendance, grades and IQs. MORE  

Revelation: Philosophy Students Are the Druggiest

By Adam K. Raymond

A University of Cambridge study finds that philosophers use more than their peers. But why? MORE  

Who Plays Which Drinking Games and Why?

By Bryan Le

Researchers produce an exhaustive study of college drinking game habits. Will beer pong win? MORE  

Is Facebook Driving You to Drink?

By Bryan Le

A new study finds anxious people are more likely to use Facebook, and to drink. MORE  

Twitter Hoax Leads to Campus-Wide Booze Dump

By Bryan Le

After a joke text about dorm sweeps goes viral, panicked UVA students dump out their liquor. MORE  

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Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

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Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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