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Oct. 22 – The Drug Enforcement Adminstration (DEA) has taken emergency action to ban three chemicals used to make substances marketed as "bath salts" that can also be used as recreational drugs similar to cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine. The action places mephedrone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and methylone under the DEA's most restrictive category for at least a year, while the agency studies whether the substances should be permanently banned. The "bath salts" have become increasingly popular amongst young adults.
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Oct. 22 – The heir to the Saudi Arabian throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, died in a New York hospital early Saturday morning. He had been sick for some time and was reportedly receiving treatment for cancer. His burial is scheduled for Tuesday and his body will be flown back to Saudi Arabia for the necessary ceremonies. Both President Obama and Robert Jordan, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, referred to Sultan as a "staunch ally" and a "valued friend" of the United States. The next successor to the throne will be his brother, Nayef.
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