Spangle: News Roundup for Jan. 11, 2013

News Roundup – 1-11-13

News from Jan. 11, 2013.

Storified by Chris Spangle· Fri, Jan 11 2013 18:29:39

New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms #tlot #libertarian http://nyti.ms/V1q77EWe Are Libertarians
White House rejects petition urging U.S. to build a ‘Death Star’ – @cosmiclog
Why Is the U.S. Prison Population So Large? http://bit.ly/13mekVcWe Are Libertarians
60% of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled: http://cnnmon.ie/VTYRGd #tlot #LibertarianWe Are Libertarians
The Cost of War. http://bit.ly/13megolWe Are Libertarians
China Warns Citizens To ‘Prepare For The Worst’ As It Sends Fighters To East China

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