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An unprecedented 1 in 66 Americans is a diagnosed psychotic

By Robert Johnson Outselling even common drugs to treat high blood pressure and acid reflux, antipsychotic medications are the single top-selling prescription drug in the United States. Once reserved for hard-core, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest type of mental illnesses to treat hallucinations, delusions or major thought disorders; today, the…

San Francisco police arrest 35 protesting fatal shooting

About 150 people showed up in San Francisco’s Mission and Castro districts Tuesday to protest the police’s fatal shooting of 19-year-old parolee Kenneth Harding. After declaring the protest an unlawful assembly, police arrested 35. One sign held by protesters read, “They can’t shoot us all / fuck the police.” Watch…

Minnesota legislature approves budget to end shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – The Minnesota legislature approved on Wednesday in a marathon special session all the budget bills needed to end a state government shutdown that has lasted nearly three weeks. Called to a special session on Tuesday afternoon, the state House and Senate approved all 12 bills put to…

Obama pushes for ’11th-hour’ debt deal

US President Barack Obama has urged polarized lawmakers to find an “11th-hour” deal to avert a calamitous August debt default, but said he saw progress as he praised a new bipartisan plan. The US leader warned on Tuesday that time was running out to forge a broad deficit-cutting compromise amid…

Clinton urges more aid for Africa drought

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged global donors on Wednesday to commit extra funds to help more than 10 million people in the Horn of Africa hit by the worst drought in 60 years. “The United States cannot solve the crisis in the Horn alone,” Clinton said, announcing an…

Republicans seeking to ‘thwart change’: Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blamed Republican lawmakers for seeking to weaken reforms that he says have strengthened the US financial system after the 2008 economic meltdown. “Where are we today, a year since the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law?” Geithner wrote in an opinion…

Former Bush aide advising Gov. Rick Perry on foreign policy

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained why she thinks Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry will run for president in 2012, noting that former aide to George W. Bush, Douglas Feith, was now advising Perry on foreign policy matters. Perry also recently suggested that he would not be…

Wisconsin Senator Dave Hansen beats Republican opponent

Wisconsin Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen appeared on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss his victory in the first recall election on Tuesday. He was one of three Democrats recalled in the state. Six Wisconsin Republican state senators face recall elections in August. “People believe in what we are doing,…

Rep. Allen West: Obama supporters are a threat to the gene pool

Tea party favorite Congressman Allen West, a Republican who represents the 22th Congressional District of Florida, considers Obama supporters a threat to the gene pool, according to an article he posted on the conservative website Red Country. “I believe we are headed towards the ultimate ideological clash in America,” he…

FBI arrests 16 in ‘Anonymous’ hacker crackdown

WASHINGTON — US authorities Tuesday arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including 14 over an online attack on the PayPal website claimed by the hacking group “Anonymous,” the Department of Justice (DoJ) said. The US indictment against the 14 hackers alleges the denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal were…

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