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The United States is softening its all-out war on drugs of the past 40 years. "Low-level, non-violent" drug offenders will no longer face mandatory minimum prison sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday Read more»

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked top secret documents revealing a vast surveillance program by the US government to the Guardian newspaper. The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald interviewed Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong and released the video on Sunday June 10, 2013.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden fled Hong Kong for Moscow on Sunday before asking embassy staff from Ecuador for asylum. Read more»

The National Security Agency investigated fewer than 300 phone numbers in 2012, according to a three-page US government document. Read more»

AP chief Gary Pruitt on CBS' 'Face the Nation.'

The Justice Department's seizure of journalists' phone records has made sources reluctant to talk, damaging the wire agency's ability to report the news, said Associated Press chief Gary Pruitt. Read more»

North Korea fired more short-range missiles away from South Korea and into the East Sea on Monday, its third successive day of missile tests. Read more»

A November demonstration for immigration reform.

Immigration reform is near, according to a bipartisan group of senators who say they now agree on basic principles — though it's still unclear what those principles are. A news conference slated for Monday will reportedly address a broad range of immigration issues, including border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Read more» 1

If you vote, Will Farrell will eat his toe nails. Joss Whedon thinks Romney will "put this country back on the path to the zombie apocalypse." And Lena Dunham wants girls to "do it" with the right guy. Read more»

A 2010 chart showing Los Zetas or Gulf Cartel drug traffickers under U.S. Federal indictment.

"How can we control the madness of drug distribution and infiltration into the United States? The obvious answer is to stop US drug consumption," said Dr. Alex del Carmen, professor of Criminology. Read more»

A new study from the University of Southern California says marijuana use may increase the risk of testicular cancer. Read more»

It's Cinco de Mayo, and for millions of Americans that means drinking Corona instead of Bud Light. But the holiday has an interesting history, even if it is misunderstood by millions. Read more»