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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.

Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.

Ukraine's Army Launches Campaign Against Eastern Militants

Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.