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Morning Links: Oxycontin Abuse Wanes, Your Kindle Is Spying On You, Surprising Statistics AboutMass Shootings

12/18/2012 07:56 am ET | Updated Feb 17, 2013
  • Radley Balko Senior Writer and Investigative Reporter, The Huffington Post

-- The smartest thing I've read yet on the Newtown tragedy. Related: You might be surprised to learn that mass killings are not happening more frequently in the United States.

-- Tennessee police officer cleared of any wrongdoing after shooting a dog that was chained in its own yard. I would submit that if you're so terrified of chained dog that you feel you have no choice but to shoot it, maybe you shouldn't be a police officer.

-- Are we nearing the end of the era of Oxycontin abuse?

-- Chicago cop whose home was mistakenly raided by a SWAT team wins $565,000 in damages.