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2 arrested in Hoffman drug probe released on bail

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(Credit: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2013. (Nina Prommer/EPA))

Two of the three people arrested on drug charges in the aftermath of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman were released on bail Thursday, with their attorneys denying that either one knew Hoffman.

Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin released on her own recognizance Julianna Luchkiw, 22, an art student of 302 Mott St., who faces misdemeanor charges of possessing cocaine,...

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NYPD probes link between drug suspects and Philip Seymour Hoffman

302 Mott St. is seen in New York,

(Credit: The building at 302 Mott St. on Feb. 5, 2014. (Bryan Smith))

Police investigating the apparent drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman executed search warrants at a Chinatown apartment building Tuesday evening, seizing heroin and marijuana and arresting three men and one woman.

An NYPD spokesman said Wednesday police have not uncovered any direct links between the drugs recovered during the raid at 302 Mott St. and the death of Hoffman,...

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Police raid Justin Bieber's home, arrest man for drugs

justin bieber

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A search of teen pop star Justin Bieber's home was conducted on Tuesday on suspicion of felony vandalism after the "Boyfriend" singer was accused of pelting his neighbor's home with eggs, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said.

"We are in the process of executing a search warrant on Justin Bieber's home," spokesman Steve Whitmore said, adding that Bieber and others...

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Chiara de Blasio admits to substance abuse in video

Chiara de Blasio speaks about depression and substance

(Credit: YouTube/Chiara de Blasio)

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's 19-year-old daughter is a recovering alcohol and drug abuser who has battled clinical depression for her "entire adolescence," she and her parents disclosed Tuesday morning.

Chiara de Blasio reflected on her struggles in a five-minute video posted Tuesday under her name on YouTube. The mayor-elect and his wife, Chirlane McCray, said in an emailed statement...

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