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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has suspended UFC fighter Nick Diaz for an unprecedented five years after he tested positive for marijuana following his fight in January at UFC 183. In reaching the decision on such a lengthy suspension, the commission cited Diaz’ two previous positive tests for marijuana, one in 2007 and one.
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During a hearing this week, state lawmakers debated whether ride-sharing services are really tech companies, or simply high-tech cab services, with some legislators arguing fingerprint background checks would protect passengers’ safety. Taxi drivers sit together during a hearing focused on regulating ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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As Government Shutdown season approaches, there’s one thing some Democrats and Republicans agree on: Drug testing for synthetic versions of illegal drugs. The Hill reports Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. introduced a bill to add synthetic drugs to the official list of controlled substances, which is also supported by Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), Del. Eleanor Holmes.
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