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GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

2 Dead After Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.

Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.