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Change in Student-Aid Drug Law Urged

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Change in Student-Aid Drug Law Urged

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Change in Student-Aid Drug Law Urged

Change in Student-Aid Drug Law Urged

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Critics of a federal law that denies federal student aid to anyone convicted of a drug offense push for the alteration or revocation of the 1998 measure. The law's opponents — including its writer, Rep. Mark Souder, say it unfairly penalizes students for past drug use and treats marijuana possession more harshly than murder. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.