Friday, September 18, 2009

In the News: Sep-18

Wordle: In the News: Sep-18

Former CIA chiefs seek halt to interrogation probe - 18 Sep 2009 at 1:53pm - WASHINGTON -- Seven former CIA directors are asking President Barack Obama to quash Attorney General Eric Holder's investigation into harsh CIA interrogations of terror suspects during the Bush administration.

Guantanamo detainees in videolink to families: Red Cross - 18 Sep 2009 at 11:57am - GENEVA (Reuters) - Several detainees at the U.S. camp at Guantanamo Bay have made the first video-teleconference calls to their families, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

Study links 45,000 U.S. deaths to lack of insurance - 18 Sep 2009 at 8:22am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year -- one every 12 minutes -- in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care, Harvard Medical School researchers found in an analysis released on Thursday.

Thought for the day:
Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. -Eugene McCarthy (1916 - 2005)


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