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20/20 on the DEA's fallen top drug informant, Andrew Chambers:
http://www.abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/2020_000628_deainformant_feature.html

Uncle Sam is Watching You -- Op-Ed in the Christian Science Monitor on the ONDCP Internet "Cookie-Gate" controversy, by Criminal Justice Policy Foundation president Eric Sterling:
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2000/07/03/fp9s1-csm.shtml

Three salon.com pieces on Colombia:

The corruption of Col. James Hiett:
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2000/07/05/hiett/

The death of Army pilot Jennifer Odom in Colombia -- first of many in an undeclared war?
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2000/07/05/odom/

War instead of peace:
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2000/07/05/colombia/

Also in Salon: The poisoning of suburbia -- an 18-year-old girl dies after taking a pill disguised as ecstasy. This Salon article provides a sophisticated discussion of the dangers inherent in a black market drug supply and even goes into harm reduction and safety testing, but fails to note that deaths from contaminants are a consequence of drug prohibition.
http://www.salon.com/health/feature/2000/07/06/pma/

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