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5 min ago | National Public Radio

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President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ship committed "unforgivable, murderous acts," leaving more than 300 dead or missing.

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4 hrs ago | 590ktie.com

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Communities rally to fight back against heroin

Rachel Snelbaker fought the lonely battle against her daughter's heroin abuse for years, trying to get her into treatment and trying to track her down when she went missing to use drugs.

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Related Topix: Butler County, OH, Social Software, Cincinnati, OH

Sunherald.com

Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ

Ed Forchion, a pro-marijuana activist known as NJ Weedman, carries a large cross with huge likeness of a marijuana leaf as he walks in front of the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Trenton, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors

CBS Local

SF Police Ready For '4/20' Celebration Of Marijuana In Golden Gate Park

San Francisco authorities are preparing for thousands of marijuana smokers to gather in Golden Gate Park for the annual 4/20 pot-smoking celebration.

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OC Weekly

Death Will Never Kill Coachella's Drug Culture

Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose.

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My Mother Lode

Funds requested to fight drug pangas off Calif.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling panga boats that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Morro Bay, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Fresno Bee

In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown, to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater - acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dog - to a massive festival in the shadow of the state ... (more)

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

NBC Miami

What to Know About the Pot Industry

April 20, once a counterculture holiday when potheads would gather to celebrate and smoke pot, is turning into a blockbuster event that could potentially bring in millions in tax and tourism dollars for states where it's newly legal.

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WTMA-AM North Charleston

Meth Lab Found in Million-Dollar Lake-Front Home, Cops Say

Police in Ohio say they have found materials to create a meth lab at a million-dollar lakefront home near Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Sheffield Lake, OH

CBS Local

D.C. Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years in Connection with 3 Customer Deaths

A D.C. drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after three of his customers in Fairfax County died.

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Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Fort Belvoir, VA

The Wichita Eagle

Star football player's arrest warrant quashed

They Gainesville Sun reported that University of Florida standout Loucheiz Purifoy was caught by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office in March with marijuana and the synthetic drug bath salts but was not arrested because he had agreed to cooperate with the drug taskforce.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Alachua County, FL, Marijuana

The Gaston Gazette

Naked man in Wal-Mart says he was crazy on drugs

The man who walked inside a South Carolina Walmart wearing nothing but black shoes said he was not only embarrassed, but felt as if he was out of his mind.

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Sunherald.com

Carl Pelini says AD's agenda led to firing at FAU

"There is nothing I did there that I'm embarrassed about. I'm proud of what we accomplished," Pelini said on KFAB, the Omaha-based flagship station of the network that broadcasts Nebraska football.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Leaf-Chronicle

Some fear bill will hurt babies born addicted

Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors

KIDK CBS 3

Did pot cause a Denver man to kill wife?

What role, if any, did legally purchased and consumed marijuana play in a husband's alleged murder of his wife this week in Denver? That's what police are investigating in the shooting death of Kristine Kirk, who called 911 Monday and, according to a police affidavit, said her husband, Richard Kirk, was hallucinating after he had "taken some ... (more)

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National Public Radio

Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government

The Macon Telegraph

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Marijuana

The Bennington Banner

Vt. Senate hears challenge of opiate treatment

An estimated 50,000 people in Vermont need treatment for addiction problems every year and don't get it, and efforts to expand treatment options for people addicted to heroin and other opiates are expected to increase pressure on the treatment system, the head of an addiction-treatment center told a state Senate committee Thursday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Underhill, VT, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

The state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase, according to data being released Friday.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Cuyahoga County, OH, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

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