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An increase in prescription narcotic overdoses has caused legal drug deaths in America to outnumber traffic fatalities, a Los Angeles Times analysis of government data has found. Legal drugs killed at least 37,485 people nationwide in 2009, surpassing motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…

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The Obama administration has proposed major changes to U.S. copyright law.  The most dramatic of these was making illegal streaming of audio or video a felony and allowing the FBI to wiretap individuals who participate in such activities. Outlined in a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration requested that the U.S. Congress correct “deficiencies that could…

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