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Missouri Turns to Compounding Pharmacies for Lethal Injection Drugs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facing a shortage of mass-produced drugs, Missouri will rely on a private compounding pharmacy to …

IRS: Shutdown will delay tax filing season

The IRS won't start processing returns until at least Jan. 28 and possibly as late as Feb. 4 because it needs time to program and test tax-processing systems.<p>Here's another reason to be annoyed at the 16-day government shutdown: It could delay tax refunds for millions of early filers by one or two …

US defends drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen

<b>The US has defended its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, saying it takes "extraordinary care" to ensure they comply with international law.</b><p>The unmanned raids targeting terror suspects were a "course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life", the White House said.<p>It follows …

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Barack Obama calls François Hollande following NSA revelations in France

White House highlights intelligence review after Le Monde published details from Edward Snowden which suggest the NSA has intercepted French phone traffic on a massive scale<p>The White House conceded on Monday that revelations about how its intelligence agencies have intercepted enormous amounts of …

Anti-LGBTQ group admits it lied about transgender student “harassing” classmates

The Pacific Justice Institute concocted a story to stoke anti-trans sentiment and turned a teenager into a target<p>Last week, anti-LGBTQ group the Pacific Justice Institute started a conservative media firestorm with its claim that a transgender teenager in Colorado was "harassing" her classmates in …

Obama on healthcare sign-up glitches: 'It's going to get fixed'

President<p>Obamaon Monday pitched his healthcare overhaul as a good “product” that is simply having problems at the check-out line. He urged Americans to call an 800 number or shop in person while his team works out kinks in the federal insurance marketplace's online sign-up.<p>"Nobody's madder than me …

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims

Prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault 'shocked' at Le Monde's claims that US intercepts French phone calls on 'massive scale'<p>The French government summoned the US ambassador in Paris on Monday to demand an urgent explanation over claims that the National Security Agency had engaged in widespread phone …

Kerry warns against Assad's re-election

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that any attempt by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to be re-elected would extend the country's civil war.<p>"If he thinks he's going to solve problems by running for re-election, I can say to him, I think that certainly this war will not end as long as that's …