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2 hrs ago | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Report: Madison pot arrests higher for blacks

Police in Madison arrest or cite blacks for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate they punish whites, according to data analyzed by the Wisconsin State Journal. The State Journal examined 18 months of police drug arrests for their report Sunday.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

10 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Five arrested in huge drug haul

Five men were arrested with 194,000 methamphetamine pills and 5kg of ice, or crystal methamphetamine, in a major drug bust in Nakhon Nayok province on Saturday. The arrests and drug seizure were announced in a press conference chaired by deputy police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Thailand, World News

14 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

2 charged after Worcester drug raid

Two men were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute following a raid by the Worcester Police Department vice squad Friday at an apartment at 33 Coral St. Roger Rossignol, 21, of 33 Coral St., and Kadeem Sully, 21, of 298 Massasoit Road, will be arraigned Monday in Worcester Central District Court.

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18 hrs ago | FOX16

Mayflower Man Arrested For Selling Drugs To Juveniles At Home

The Sheriff's Office arrested Manuel W. McCuien, 61, on September 11th. The department's Special Response Team served a Narcotic Search Warrant at McCuien's house at about 6pm where investigators were able to seize narcotics, guns and money.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Police Arrest Enid Man On Multiple Drug Charges

The Narcotics Unit with Enid Police made an arrest Thursday after serving a search warrant on the 700 block of Choctaw. Police said they found methamphetamine with a street value of $11,200.

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Related Topix: Choctaw, OK, Garfield County, OK

The New Zealand Herald

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration

News Max

In Jamaica, Rastas Ready for Pot Decriminalization

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers, Bob Marley

SFGate

5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office in central Illinois announced Friday. Rico J. Speed , 27; Roosevelt D. Smith , 22; Charles V. Williams , 39, and Carlton Lashawn Smith , 34, all of Kankakee, and Antwon T. Crite , 38, of Hopkins Park, were all charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

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York Press

International drugs gang jailed after A 55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Two holdalls containing A 313,000 were found in the boot of Abdur Khan's vehicle when he was stopped by Leicestershire Police, believed to be the cash dropped off at Michael Watts home address by Neil Hoban earlier that day A 65,000 found in Andrew Yates vehicle when he was stopped by Durham Police.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Concord Monitor

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid yesterday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals. But he announced his brother would run in his place, saying "we cannot go backwards."

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Click Orlando

Police: Man hid drugs in D.A.R.E. stuffed animal

Police say a man was arrested after they caught him with drugs hidden inside a stuffed animal wearing a D.A.R.E. T-shirt. Gregory Bolongnese, 22, of Plattsburgh, New York was arrested at a bus station near the Canadian border.

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The Indian Express

China urges central Asian neighbours to fight extremism and cyber terrorism

China's President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyber terrorism, state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region. Beijing says separatist groups in the far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur minority, are seeking to form their own state called East Turkestan and have links with militants in Central Asia as well as Pakistan.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Xi Jinping

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Okla. court upholds man's double murder conviction

An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentences of a 23-year-old man convicted in the drug-related shooting deaths of a man and a woman. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the ruling Friday in the case of Darrell Deshonne Brown, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the June 19, 2012, deaths of 30-year-old Edward Allen Jr. and 25-year-old Demetra Boyce at a northeast Oklahoma City apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WKBT

Plea deal for Kenosha man in robbery-turned-murder

A Kenosha man has entered a plea deal for his role in a robbery attempt that ended in a fatal shooting last year. Horak was accused of being the middle-man who arranged a meet-up in April between Anthony Edwards and two men who allegedly wanted to steal drugs.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

A Massachusetts prosecutor says the bodies of three infants have been found in a house full of vermin and dirty diapers where four other children were removed by authorities last month.

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Alamogordo Daily News

EU OKs BSkyB deal to create multinational network

The European Union's antitrust authority says it has approved the bid by Britain's BSkyB to create a multinational pay TV network by taking control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany. The EU's executive Commission found the transaction wouldn't hinder competition since the companies are currently serving different markets that are also separated by language barriers.

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Related Topix: Rupert Murdoch, Plattsburgh, NY

CBS Local

Feds: 21 Arrested In Texas Aryan Brotherhood Drug Ring

Authorities in Texas say they've arrested 21 members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang in an alleged conspiracy to sell methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney's Office for western Texas said Thursday that investigators have seized 9 pounds of crystal meth and 15 firearms from the group of defendants, based in and around Waco.

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Prince George Citizen

Legebokoff convicted of first-degree murder in deaths of 3 women, 1 girl

Cody Legebokoff is shown in a B.C. RCMP handout photo. A young man has been convicted in the murders of three women and a teen girl in northern British Columbia.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Republic

Review: 3 millennials honor 'This Is Our Youth'

A truly well-oiled - should we say well-rolled? - revival of Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" opened Thursday on Broadway at the Cort Theatre with a super cast of rising-star millennials playing Gen-Xers. Michael Cera, making his New York stage debut, once again perfectly captures being an awkward man-boy, while veteran fashionista and acting newbie Tavi Gevinson matches his goofy nervous energy.

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