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Published: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:57:30 -0700

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US: Column: The Crisis In Americaas Crime Labs

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 16 Jul 2017 - Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America's government-run crime labs - and it's not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic.



US FL: Desperate For Help, Heroin Addicts Get 'Hijacked' To Florida

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 23 Jun 2017 - Alfred LubranoWest Chester addiction psychologist Drew Alikakos dials a number for a local addiction treatment center that he suspects has been illicitly re-routed to a Florida facility. His own phone number was "hijacked" in such a manner. Alfred Lubrano works for the enterprise team. Previously, he wrote about poverty, and before that, he was a feature writer and columnist.



US MD: Maryland General Assembly Ethics Committee Hires Special

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan 2017 - Del. Dan K. Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat, speaks to reporters on the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2016 session. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun) Special counsel hired for ethics investigation into Baltimore County Del. Morhaim's cannabis work.



US DC: Outside Lawyer To Review MD Lawmakers Marijuana Business

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 20 Jan 2017 - [photo] Del. Dan K. Morhaim (D-Baltimore County) (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun) The Maryland General Assembly has hired outside counsel to aid its ethics investigation of a state lawmaker who championed medical marijuana while having a business relationship with a prospective dispensary, a spokesman for the Senate president confirmed Friday.



US CA: City Devastated By Oxycontin Use Sues Purdue Pharma, Claims

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan 2017 - [photo] A bottle of Oxycontin pills. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times) A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkillers' manufacturer Thursday, alleging the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to "reap large and obscene profits" and demanding it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction in the community.



US CT: City Devastated By Oxycontin Use Sues Purdue Pharma, Claims

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hartford Courant, 17 Jan 2017 - [graphic] This motion graphic shows how OxyContin flowed out of Los Angeles. A Washington city devastated by black-market OxyContin filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the painkiller's manufacturer Thursday, alleging that the company turned a blind eye to criminal trafficking of its pills to "reap large and obscene profits" and demanding it foot the bill for widespread opioid addiction in the community.



US TN: Agriculture Secretary Wants 'aggressive' Solutions To

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 30 Dec 2016 - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, left, talks with US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack and audience members during a town hall meeting on how to deal with the opioid addiction in Appalachia on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on in Abingdon, VA. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL) Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture talks about opioid addiction during a town hall meeting with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Abingdon, VA.(SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)



US IL: Duterte Threatens To Throw Corrupt Officials Out Of A

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 29 Dec 2016 - - -- and says he's done it before In his latest controversial statement, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his bloody anti-drug war that has killed thousands, threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter, saying he has done it before, to a kidnapper, and won't hesitate to do it again.



US CA: What Makes Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Who

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec 2016 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a military ceremony in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at a military ceremony in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez / Associated Press)