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DEA agents traumatize family during raid on wrong house

Drug Enforcement Agency officers busted into a suburban home in Michigan around 2:00am, rounding up the family of a retired military translator. “As soon as I opened the door, somebody grabbed me and took me outside and put me on the grass,” Ramsey Tossa told Fox 2′s Alexis Wiley. “The…

Top 5 overused metaphors from debt ceiling negotiations

As the debate over whether and how to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and cut the deficit droned on and on the past few weeks, lawmakers seemed to be running out of not just time before the August 2 deadline, but also out of original metaphors to brighten up their…

ACLU asks court to hold CIA in contempt for destroying torture tapes

Despite a court order, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) destroyed hundreds of hours of video tape showing the alleged torture of two terror detainees, and now the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking a New York judge to punish them for it. In a case being heard Monday, attorneys…

WATCH LIVE: Speaker Boehner remarks on debt deal

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Monday will speak to reporters about the proposed deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Update: This press conference has been postponed until 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

WATCH LIVE: White House briefing

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters about the proposed deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Watch this live video from MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Vancouver drug control strategy calls for free crack pipes

The city of Vancouver is set to launch a novel approach to drug control by giving away free crack pipes in hopes of better connecting drug addicts with health workers, according to the Canadian Press. People addicted to crack-cocaine typically smoke it out of glass tubes, which can sometimes be…

Murdoch inquiry grows to include computer hacking

Police investigating phone hacking at the News of the World were set Saturday to extend their probe into claims that computers were hacked, in a fresh threat to Rupert Murdoch’s embattled empire. The Metropolitan police said late Friday it was establishing a new team of officers to examine claims which…

President Obama announces compromise to avoid default

President Barack Obama announced Sunday evening that he and congressional leaders had agreed upon a plan to avoid the U.S. going into default, with the deadline for a deal looming just days away. In a press conference at the White House, however, he warned that the deal still had to…

Auto industry could lead U.S. economic recovery: survey

DETROIT (Reuters) – The auto industry could lead an economic recovery in the United States, according to a recent survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG. Auto executives plan to do more hiring and more capital spending than executives in any other sector in the next year, according to…

Debt deal offers only small blessings for economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The tentative deal to avoid a crushing debt default is at best a mild relief for the U.S. economy that nearly stalled in the first half of the year and has yet to show signs of any realistic pickup. The plan for $2.4 trillion in spending cuts…

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