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SWAT team threatened after grenade injures toddler in drug raid

Members of a northeast Georgia SWAT team are "devastated" after a drug raid in which a flash-bang grenade landed in a 1-year-old's playpen, seriously injuring the child, the Habersham County sheriff said Friday.<p>The police officers involved have been called baby killers and received threats …

White House Lifts Ban on Medicare Covering Gender Reassignment Surgery

The White House has announced that they're lifting a long-standing ban on Medicare and private firms covering gender reassignment surgery (via Buzzfeed).<p>The decision only means that requests that go to Medicare for gender reassignment surgery won't be denied automatically, as they have been since …

White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving

Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.<p>Obama said Carney told him of his decision in April, and Carney later said he plans to leave the position in mid-June.<p>The President announced that deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will step …

Friend of Tsarnaev brothers charged with obstructing bombing inquiry

An immigrant cabdriver from Kyrgyzstan who was friends with the Tsarnaev brothers has been indicted in connection with destroying evidence from his computer and lying to the<p>FBIabout his relationship with the suspectedBoston Marathonbombers, federal authorities announced Friday.<p>Khairullozhon …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Afghanistan 2016 withdrawal keeps secret Bagram detainees in limbo

President Barack Obama’s decision to keep American troops in Afghanistan until 2016 is likely to mean two more years behind bars for America’s most secret detainee population, according to Pentagon officials.<p>On the outskirts of the massive Bagram airfield, about an hour’s drive from the capital of …

Husband of Sudanese death row woman appeals for support

The prime minister and other political leaders have added their voices to the campaign to lift the death sentence given to Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy.<p>David Cameron's announcement came after Ibrahim's husband, Daniel Wani, appealed for global support to free his …