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NYC man imprisoned for fatal shooting at Harvard

A New York City man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a drug dealer at a Harvard University dormitory during a robbery has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in a Massachusetts prison. Full story

Report: Mexico, Egypt no longer have a free press

Mexico can no longer be considered to have a free press because of the threats and violence associated with drug trafficking, but an eight-year decline in press freedom around the world appears to have begun leveling off in 2010, an independent advocacy group reported. Full story

Macedonian police claim international drug bust

Macedonian police say they have arrested 11 suspected members of an international drug trafficking ring and seized 11 kilograms of heroin. Full story

As US land borders tighten, drug smugglers fly

The visiting British pilots were training near a naval air station one night this month when their helicopter came within about 150 feet of an ultralight plane flying without lights. The ultralight darted away toward Mexico without a trace. Full story

Jury convicts 2, acquits 2 in Liberia-NY drug case

A drug investigation initiated by the son of Liberia's president resulted in two convictions and two acquittals Thursday in a case that a prosecutor said was brought against one of the oldest drug distribution networks in the world. Full story

Livan Hernandez faces scrutiny after PR drug trial

Federal justice officials will meet with Major League Baseball representatives after the name of Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez surfaced in the trial of a convicted drug dealer. Full story

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  Mexican drug corruption crosses the border

While much has been reported about widespread corruption in Mexican law enforcement, U.S. authorities are finding a disturbing trend: an increase in American law enforcement officials corrupted by wealthy Mexican drug traffickers who pay them to look the other way. NBC's Mark Potter reports.

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The key prosecution witness, a homeless man currently serving time in prison for drug dealing, stood by his story that he saw Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend near the scene of the crime on inconsistent dates. NBC’s Keith Miller reports.

  The sentencing of Felicia Pearson

Baltimore Circuit Court judge today ordered actress Felicia Pearson held without bail on charges that she conspired to deal heroin as part of a major drug distribution network targeted by city police and federal authorities. David Simon, creator of The Wire, a television drama which explored life in

  Mexico’s ‘war next door’ is closer than you think

According to officials, the cartels – which are fighting a brutal war south of the border – have penetrated at least 270 U.S. cities. NBC’s Mark Potter explains why Atlanta is now a major hub for drug traffickers.

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Members of the Colombian Navy guard a drug smuggler's submarine

Members of the Colombian Navy stand guard on top of a seized submarine built by drug smugglers in a makeshift shipyard in Timbiqui, department of Cauca February 14, 2011. Colombian authorities said the submersible craft was to be used to transport 8 tons of cocaine illegally into Mexico. REUTERS/Jai

Man in handcuffs cries as he says farewell to his son after he was arrested by the police on suspicion of drug dealing during a pre-dawn raid in  Bangkok
Man in handcuffs cries as he says farewell to his son after he was arrested by the police on suspicion of drug dealing during a pre-dawn raid in Bangkok

A man in handcuffs cries as he says farewell to his son after he was arrested by police on suspicion of drug dealing during a pre-dawn raid in an impoverished neighbourhood of Bangkok on Feb. 25. The Narcotics Suppression Bureau of Thai police said their aim in 2011 is to stop the expansion of narco

Members of the Colombian Navy stand guard near a seized submarine built by drug smugglers
Members of the Colombian Navy stand guard near a seized submarine built by drug smugglers

Members of the Colombian Navy stand guard near a seized submarine built by drug smugglers in a makeshift shipyard in Timbiqui, department of Cauca February 14, 2011. Colombian authorities said the submersible craft was to be used to transport 8 tons of cocaine illegally into Mexico. REUTERS/Jaime Sa