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Mexico Accused of Torture; CIA Accused of Misleading Intel Panel; 'Double Failure' at American Hospitals

POSTED: 09:45 AM ET, 07/ 9/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Mexico Accused of Torture in Drug War Washington Post
The Mexican army has carried out forced disappearances, acts of torture and illegal raids in pursuit of drug traffickers, according to documents and interviews with victims, their families, political leaders and human rights monitors.

CIA Accused of Misleading Intel Panel Washington Post
The chairman of the House intelligence committee says the CIA "affirmatively lied" when recently notifying the panel about a classified matter, the second time in less than two months that a top House Democrat has charged the spy agency of intentionally misleading Congress.

'Double Failure' at American Hospitals USA Today
Too many people die needlessly at U.S. hospitals, according to a sweeping new Medicare analysis showing wide variation in death rates between the best hospitals and the worst.

Director of SEC Inspections Office Resigns Washington Post
A senior Securities and Exchange Commission official who oversaw an office that conducted key probes of Bernard L. Madoff's business is resigning, following a period when the agency reevaluated how it conducts oversight of brokers and investment advisers.

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By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  July 9, 2009; 9:45 AM ET The Daily Read
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