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Testing finds pot, Xanax

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A preliminary toxicology report shows that Justin Bieber tested positive for marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax after his arrest last week in South Florida.

The report released Thursday also showed no presence of other illicit drugs in Bieber’s system.

A previous police report found that breath tests placed Bieber’s blood-alcohol content below the 0.02 percent level considered intoxicated for under-21 drivers.

Author has cancer

Henning Mankell, one of the world’s top-selling crime writers in recent years, says he has cancer.

The Swedish author, who turns 66 on Feb. 3, wrote on his website Wednesday that he received “a serious diagnosis of cancer” after going to a hospital to check out a hernia in the neck.

Mankell is best known for his mystery novels featuring Kurt Wallander.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Carol Channing is 93. Singer Johnny Rotten is 58. Actress Portia de Rossi is 41. Actress Kerry Washington is 37. Singer Justin Timberlake is 33. Singer Tyler Hubbard is 27.

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