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Bin Laden death reignites debate over CIA tactics

May 7th, 2011 9:27 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The government's hunt for Osama bin Laden has left the country questioning whether the tactics used to interrogate suspected terrorists were successful and lawful. With his death, both sides of the debate have regrouped along familiar lin

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Muslim leaders say pilot had them kicked off Tennessee flight

May 7th, 2011 6:01 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Two Muslim religious leaders say they were asked to leave a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard.Masudur Rahman, who is also an adjunct instructor of Arabic

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Dangers of over-the-counter drugs a growing concern

May 6th, 2011 3:08 pm by Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Raids on South Florida pill mills have drawn spectacular attention to the dangers of prescription drugs. But also life-threatening can be the aisles of over-the-counter medications at drug stores, where seemingly harmless pain relie

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U.S. tax burden at lowest level since 1958

May 6th, 2011 4:54 am by Staff Report

Americans are paying the smallest share of their income for taxes since 1958, a reflection of tax cuts and a weak economy, a USA TODAY analysis finds.The total tax burden for all federal, state and local taxes dropped to 23.6% of income in the first qua

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Immigration bills slowed by cost questions

May 6th, 2011 4:48 am by Chas Sisk

An attempt to crack down on illegal immigration through new state laws creating mandatory checks by businesses, police and government agencies appears to be running out of steam, largely over concerns about the costs of the programs.The three bills that f

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