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Record-Setting Ye 'Clean,' Says Olympic Bigwig

Lord Colin Moynihan confirms Chinese swimmer passed drug tests

(Newser) - Ye Shiwen was "clean" when she set a world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley at the London Olympics, according to the British Olympic Association chairman. Lord Colin Moynihan confirmed that Ye went through the World Anti-Doping Agency's drug testing program, the BBC reports. "That'... More »

Coach Slams Chinese Swimmer's 'Impossible' Time

John Leonard nearly accuses Ye Shiwen of doping

(Newser) - A Chinese swimmer's stunning world-record time at the Olympics has raised eyebrows—and elicited a pretty clear accusation, reports the Guardian . Ye Shiwen won the gold i n the women's 400m individual medley, but her remarkable time of 4:28.43 is "unbelievable" and "impossible,"... More »

9% of Teens Smoke Pot Hundreds of Times a Year

Up from 5% of teens who used pot 20+ times a month in 2008

(Newser) - Teens' use of hard drugs like cocaine and meth has stabilized recently, but more are smoking marijuana—and more frequently. A new report finds that 9% teens smoked pot 20 or more times per month in 2011, up from 5% in 2008. "Parents are talking about cocaine and heroin,... More »

Nuns Busted for Pot Garden

Marijuana found growing in convent garden

(Newser) - Looks like some nuns are getting into a bad habit. A one-acre pot plantation has been discovered in the midst of a convent garden in Uganda. A pair of nuns are being questioned about the stash; one reportedly said the herb was used to treat pigs and other farm animals.... More »

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