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Reggae star Buju Banton sentenced 10 years for cocaine trafficking

WASHINGTON — Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was Thursday sentenced in Florida to ten years in prison for cocaine trafficking, federal court documents showed. Thirty-seven-year-old Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, was found guilty of possession of more than five kilos of cocaine, with “intent to distribute,” by…

Scientists want to dig up Shakespeare to find out if he smoked weed

Recently uncovered evidence suggests that William Shakespeare used marijuana, and now a team of paleontologists want to dig him up to prove it. Francis Thackeray, an anthropologist and director of the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, has made a formal request…

Dirty air triggers more heart attacks than cocaine

LONDON (Reuters) – Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine and poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion, scientists said on Thursday. Sex, anger, marijuana use and chest or respiratory infections and can also trigger heart attacks to different…

‘Coked-up stimulus monkeys’ roped into Nevada’s Senate race

The first season of HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show ended months ago, but “Monkey News” lives on. Two weeks after monkeys were cleared of accusations that the Taliban was training them to kill US troops, Republicans are accusing Democratic-enabled primates of stealing US taxdollars to get high. “Okay, Sharron Angle…

Report: US banks laundering money for Mexican drug war

Wachovia admits at least $110 million laundered through its branches US banks are playing a crucial role in the running of the Mexican drug trade, allowing their facilities to be used to launder money in a drug war that has taken the lives of more than 22,000 people in the…

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