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Need to Know News: Accused Sikh temple gunman talked of 'racial holy war'; Families flee Aleppo
August 7th, 2012
09:20 AM ET

Need to Know News: Accused Sikh temple gunman talked of 'racial holy war'; Families flee Aleppo

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For August 7, 2012 – Accused Sikh temple gunman talked of 'racial holy war', families flee Aleppo and Judoka Delpopolo expelled from Olympics for positive marijuana test...

• Accused Sikh temple gunman talked of 'racial holy war': "Investigators spent Monday trying to figure out what led 40-year-old Wade Michael Page from repairing missiles for the Army to a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, where he was killed by police at the end of a Sunday morning rampage."

• Families flee Aleppo: "Reports of bloodshed in Syria's largest city continued unabated Tuesday as an activist group said it had photographic evidence of heavy weapons used near residential parts of the Aleppo area."

Barack Obama debuts 'Romney Hood': "Adding a new attack line on Monday to his stump speech, the president railed against rival Mitt Romney's tax proposals, saying they amount to 'Robin Hood in reverse.' 'It's Romney Hood,' the president added to loud applause from 500 supporters in a Stamford, Connecticut ballroom."

• Stocks going for three straight gains gets $400 million rescue deal: "U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open and a third straight day of gains Tuesday, as investors geared up for more corporate earnings and held out hopes that European officials are working on a plan to stave off a eurozone collapse."

Judoka Delpopolo expelled from Olympics for positive marijuana test: "American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been thrown out of the Olympics after a failed drug test he blamed on inadvertently eating food that had been baked with marijuana. Delpopolo is the first athlete at the 2012 Games to fail an in-competition drug test and in a statement released by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) he said he was embarrassed by his mistake."
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    Marijuana is used by the majority of top sportspeople everywhere:

    * "I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason" – Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin's ESPN show.

    * "You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?" – Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)

    * "I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana," —WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam

    * Some of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa's cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.

    * "At least a good 50 [US] Olympic athletes” use marijuana regularly before they stop in time for testing." —Stephany Lee

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