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Uruguay Congress debates bill to regulate legal marijuana use

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Legislators in Uruguay hotly debated on Wednesday a measure backed by leftist President Jose Mujica that would create a government body to control the cultivation and sale of marijuana and allow people to grow it at home or as part of smoking clubs. Full story

Author’s new thriller also features NYC history

   Linda Fairstein saw her fair share of crime during her 26 years in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, and now she’s writing about it. She chats about her 15th novel, another thriller starring prosecutor Alex Cooper, which also offers a lot of fascinating history about Central Park.

Detectives find cocaine, marijuana and guns in Hanahan home

Tuesday evening Charleston County Metro Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant at 5958 A Willard Dr in Hanahan as part of an active and ongoing drug investigation. Full story

Correction: Vicksburg woman accused in cookie scam

In a story published July 29, WAPT.com attributed The Clarion-Ledger in reporting that Paula Lynn Kelly had been sentenced and was ordered to live in a restitution center and undergo alcohol and drug counseling. Full story

Feds and local police seize weapons, drugs

TUCSON - Federal agents took two people into custody after serving a search warrant at a Tucson home, Tuesday night. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms and Explosive, along with The Tucson Police Dept and Sierra Vista Police, recovered eight firearms and some cocaine. Full story

Report: Distracted driver had drugs in lap

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Rock Hill man is facing charges for careless operation, and was in possession of drugs when he was arrested. Full story

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  Pot growers accused of keeping teen in toolbox

Federal investigators say two marijuana growers held a 15-year-old California girl against her will in a 4’x2’x2’ toolbox to help run a large-scale drug operation. KCRA’s Richard Sharp reports.

  Edward James Olmos ‘impressed’ with Denzel, Wahlberg

Tony, Emmy and Oscar nominee Edward James Olmos has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry as an actor and producer. Now he plays a drug cartel leader in the movie “2 Guns,” and says that he was very impressed with its stars, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

  Telemundo's Diaz-Balart confronts Steve King

Congressman Steve King of Iowa has been facing criticism over comments he made about the children of undocumented workers, telling a conservative website, "For everyone who's a valedictorian, there's another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because t

  King under fire for remarks about immigrants

GOP leaders are criticizing Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, for comments he made about undocumented immigrants, but Margie Omero and Rev. Al Sharpton discuss what they feel is the deeper problem the Republican Party has with tolerance.

  Fox's Bill O'Reilly loses it when talking about race

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly criticized President Obama and the nation's black leaders for not dealing with what he sees as problems in black culture. Chris Hayes reviews O'Reilly's comments and explains why they are so off base.

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