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GNC and 7-Eleven Are Breaking a Law Meant to Give Ex-Prisoners a Fair Chance of a Job

March 21st, 2016 In mid-January, Josh* went on a job interview to be a sales associate at a GNC store in Manhattan. “It ...

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America’s Network of Youth Prisons Is Shockingly Large

April 11th, 2016 “For as long as youth prisons have existed in the United States, so too has the pretense that there are...

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NYPD Bar Innocent Family From Their Own Home, Seeking Drug Dealers Who Left Months Earlier

The NYPD obtained an order to kick a family of four out of their Queens apartment by telling a judge it was a drug den—b...

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“Mexican Drugs Are Poisoning Our Youth,” Says Donald Trump, of Course

April 12th, 2016 It’s no surprise that Donald Trump‘s plan to build a wall to stop drugs coming into the US ...

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WHO Releases New Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines—But Drug Users Still Face Discrimination

The World Health Organization released new guidelines around Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment this week, aiming to “pro...

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When the Black Community Asked for “Better” Policing, Supporters of the 1994 Crime Bill Heard “More”

In a New York Times op-ed today, three professors set the record straight about whether or not the “black communit...

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Watch: “The Adderall Diaries” With James Franco Is Upon Us

April 14th, 2016 The Adderall Diaries, starring James Franco and directed by Pamela Romanowsky, comes out Friday. Franco...

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Here’s What Some Actual AA Members Think of “Flaked,” the AA-Related Netflix Show

Last month Netflix premiered Flaked, an original new show created by Amy Poehler’s ex, Will Arnett, who stars in t...

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Watch: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Uses Proposed Safe Injection Facility to Teach “NY Values” to Ted Cruz

On Sunday’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, host Zakaria mocked Ted Cruz for his comments disparaging New York values, and too...

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UNGASS 2016: The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Arrives in NYC After a Moving Journey From Honduras

The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice arrived at the United Nations building in New York City this afternoon, completi...

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“Jesus Was a Felon”—Muslim, Christian and Jewish Faith Leaders Decry the War on Drugs

April 19th, 2016 Last night, families who have been hurt by the War on Drugs, activists, and members of non-profit organ...

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Five Countries With the Highest Rates of Illicit Drug Use in the World

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United States is the country with the largest percentage ...

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“Don’t Forget to Pack a Bowl for Elijah!”—The New Guide for a Cannabis Passover Seder

April 22nd, 2016 “Don’t forget to pack a bowl for Elijah!” enthuses a new haggadah (the Passover text)...

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Author Mira Gonzalez Tells Us About Her Plans for 4/20, Passing as “White,” and Her Twitter Habit

April 20th, 2016 Mira Gonzalez, 23, is a poet, prolific tweeter and psychosexual voice of an internet generation. Her fi...

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Jill Stein Talks to The Influence About Putting the “Green” in Green Party

April 20th, 2016 Last night, Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party presidential nomination (which she got in 2012),...

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“Drinking to Oblivion”—New Documentary Grapples With Boozing for Fun Versus Boozing to Death

April 25th, 216 British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux says he occasionally drinks two bottles of wine after lunch ...

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The Most Important Events and Stories From National Re-Entry Week

April 26th, 2016 The first ever “National Re-entry Week,” is taking place April 24th to April 30th. US Attor...

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This New App Tries to Show What It’s Like Being in Solitary Confinement

April 27th, 2016 Today the Guardian  ran a chilling deep-dive into solitary confinement. The “virtual reality̶...

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Forcing Oral Sex on Someone Who Is Passed-Out Drunk Is “Not Rape,” Declares Oklahoma Court

April 28th, 2016 According to an Oklahoma court, forced oral sex isn’t rape if the victim was too drunk to consent...

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In the Poisonous Vaping Debate, Are Anti-Smoking Groups the New Big Tobacco?

April 27th, 2016 With the release of new FDA rules regulating e-cigarettes expected to come any day now, our attitudes t...

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Top Obama Advisors: Higher Minimum Wage Would Cut Crime More Effectively Than More Incarceration

April 28th, 2016 In a report released this week, President Obama’s group of top economic advisors say that raising...

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Senators Wrangle Hard Over This Year’s Last Chance of Federal Sentencing Reform

April 29th, 2016 A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick ...

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NJ Could Become First East Coast State to Allow “Over the Counter” Birth Control—And About Time, Too

May 4th, 2016 On Tuesday, state committee legislators voted to allow New Jersey women access to birth control without ha...

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It’s Official! California Will Vote on “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” This November

May 4th, 2016 At a campaign kick-off in San Fransisco today, backers of a legalization initiative celebrated the fact th...

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FDA Finally Announces Its E-Cigarette Regulations—And There’s a Lot Not to Like

May 5th, 2016 The FDA announced today its long-awaited decision on how it will regulate the e-cigarette industry. The 49...

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The New York Times’ Take on Sex Work: What to Make of It?

May 6th, 2016 In a long piece published online yesterday in advance of its appearance in the New York Times Magazine, Em...

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Use of Anti-Diarrhea Med Imodium to Self-Treat Opioid Addiction Is Rising. What Does This Tell Us?

May 9th, 2016 Misuse of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication is on the rise among people attempting to self-treat t...

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Drunk-Driving Cops in Georgia Given the Old “Law Enforcement Discount”

May 9th, 2016 Out of the 165 reported cases of cops driving under the influence in Georgia over the past three years, an...

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Observing the Art Appear From Nowhere: Tao Lin’s Addiction to Terence McKenna

May 11th, 2016 Alt-lit icon Tao Lin is working on a new book, his first nonfiction, which he estimates will come out in ...

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Watch: John Oliver Says “Science” Reporting Makes Coffee Seem Like God in the Old Testament

May 10th, 2016 In his most recent episode, John Oliver tackles the barrage of overwhelming and often contradictory infor...

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