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The Daily Buzz: October 13, 2014

Mexican police suspected of hiring drug cartels to kill student protesters; secret Scientologists speak to Tennessee schools about drugs; and report claims Adolf Hitler was a meth addict.

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Did Mexican Police Hire Drug Gangs to Target Student Protesters?
More tragedies from Mexico: mass graves discovered last week seem to contain the bodies of student protesters who disappeared after an “altercation” with police last week. The brutality of the deaths suggest gang violence, prompting suspicions that the police hired drug cartel hitmen to go after the protesters.

Secret Scientology Members Speak About Drugs in Tennessee Schools
The Nashville Chapter of a group called The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is sending speakers to Tennessee schools to “educate” students on the “Truth About Drugs.” But the “truth” about the organization—which they are not revealing to many of the schools—is that they are under the umbrella of the Church of Scientology.

Report Claims Hitler Was On Crystal Meth
According to the Daily Mail, a 47-page wartime dossier “compiled by American Military Intelligence” contains information that Adolf Hitler was a hypochondriac and took 74 different kinds of medication and pills, including crystal methamphetamine. According to one account, ”the Fuhrer is believed to have taken crystal meth before a meeting with Mussolini in the summer of 1943, when he ranted non-stop for two hours.” NOTE: murderous rampages are not a known side-effect of crystal meth.

Photo via Shutterstock

Photo via Shutterstock

Study Claims Weed Won’t Make You More Creative
Artists across a variety of mediums—from musicians to painters to the makers of the great Harold and Kumar films—have been known to rely on a little marijuana to “enhance” the creative process. But according to new research, the idea that marijuana ripens the brain for creativity is a myth. In fact, the study claims that pot actually makes you less creative. Does this mean Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle could have been even better?

Keith Urban Says Rehab Could Have Derailed His Career
The country singer says entering treatment for alcoholism eight years ago could have been an “unrecoverable valley” in his career. Instead, he went on to produce eight No. 1 hits since getting sober, and an award-winning album, Fuse. He says recovery is partially to thank for his success: “Eight years of sobriety factors into it. I feel much more awake, and I needed to be that to go into the studio to make [Fuse.]“