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Ohio bust nets 2,800 pounds marijuana and $1 million cash

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, seized about 2,800 pounds of marijuana from Mexico with a street value of $3.5 million, as well as almost $1 million in cash in two raids, police said on Saturday. The marijuana was seized after a six-month investigation and was to be distributed…

Mexican authorities seize 105 tons of marijuana

Mexican security forces announce seizure of 105 tons of marijuana; 11 suspects arrested Mexican security forces seized at least 105 tons of U.S.-bound marijuana in the border city of Tijuana on Monday, by far the biggest pot bust in the country in recent years. Soldiers and police grabbed the drugs…

Liberal talk radio takes a hit as Air America goes bust

Air America, the six-year-old liberal-leaning radio network credited with helping the political career of Sen. Al Franken and discovering MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow, announced Thursday it is ceasing operations immediately and plans to file for bankruptcy. “It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we…

Countdown reviews the year of ‘whackjob’ Palin

From going bust by resigning as governor of Alaska to going rogue, MSNBC’s Countdown pays tribute to Sarah Palin’s turbulent year. “Never mind that her guy wiped the floor with you and your guy in the election last year,” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell declares, standing in for host Keith Olbermann. “If…

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