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The government is facing intense pressure to prevent more young girls from being lured into criminal gangs, as a shocking report (press release) exposes how they are subjected to brutal sexual exploitation and used to hide weapons and carry drugs for male gang members.
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After more than a year after a child called 911 from the home of 43-year-old Stefanie Klein of Henryville, Ind., police there arrested the mother on March 21 and charged her with neglect, according to a police report stating that the mother tried to get one of her young children to smoke synthetic marijuana with her.
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Wall Street seems to be losing its appetite for pot. Marijuana mania is fading as investors realize there's more smoke than fire at many companies, which show "pot-tential" but little actual revenue. CannaVest, which specializes in industrial hemp production, had climbed to $201 a share last month. It closed up 11% to $68.10 Friday, but it's lost nearly two-thirds of its market value.
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Organized crime gangs have seized control of iron-ore mines in the western Mexican state of Colima and are selling the mineral to China at below-market prices, costing legitimate producers more than $12 million this year, Mexico City daily Reforma reported Thursday.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes.
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The alleged creator of a website that allowed suppliers of LSD, ecstasy and other drugs to anonymously sell their wares on the Internet pleaded not guilty Friday in downtown Los Angeles to federal charges that could land him in prison for life. Dutch citizen Marc Willems, 43, is charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, money laundering conspiracy, and distribution of LSD.
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Italy's top anti-mafia prosecutors have been angered by the decision of a British court not to extradite the convicted Cosa Nostra member Domenico Rancadore.
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As cannabis workers carry cash by the briefcase throughout Colorado, the lack of interest in Washington suggests that a bill to green-light banking practices for the marijuana industry is headed nowhere fast.
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Three Mexican cartels are reportedly competing for control of the cocaine trade in Spain, although there are few signs they have successfully displaced the longstanding networks from Colombia as the main operators in this key strategic territory for drug trafficking in Europe.
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In a debate with national parliamentarians and MEPs in Brussels today Rob Wainwright, the Director of Europol, called for "a fair deal from legislators in giving national and international police authorities the right tools to confront dangerous new forms of organised crime appearing online."
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