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The US Supreme Court has created new confusion over America-s drug laws giving doctors the right to recommend medical marijuana, even though it-s illegal under federal law. Legal painkillers illegally used can be deadly. While some states are trying to legalize the medical use of marijuana mainly for treating pain the use of legal painkillers has been rising fast. That can have devastating consequences illustrated most publicly by the revelation that conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is addicted to an opium-based drug called OxyContin. We hear from drug policy and drug prevention experts and physicians specializing in neurology about this controversial issue.
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    At the Asia-Pacific summit today in Bangkok, President Bush said he thinks he is making progress in reaching a peaceful resolution of America-s differences with North Korea. But tensions were heightened by word that North Korea test-fired a missile in the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
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    Can Afghanistan-s new constitution accommodate both democracy and Islamic tradition?

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