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Feds pay off student millions after forgetting him in cell for days

The U.S. government will pay $4.1 million to avoid a lawsuit against federal agents who forgot about a UC San Diego student left in a holding cell for days without food or water.Full story

Student jailed without food, water reaches $4.1 million settlement with U.S. government

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California university student who was left handcuffed in a federal holding cell for nearly 5 days without food or water has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), his lawyers said on Tuesday. Full story

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  Student left for days in DEA holding cell speaks out

Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old university student who was allegedly forgotten about in a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) holding cell for nearly five days, speaks out about the horrifying ordeal. Chong said he was hallucinating by the third day, and--with no food or water-- drank his own urine ou

  Man in DEA custody left for days with no food, water

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are accused of accidentally leaving a 24-year-old suspect in a holding cell for five days without food or water. KNTV's Tony Shin reports.

  Feds raid Florida pill mills

DEA agents and local police swept across South Florida, making arrests at illegally run "pill mills" that dispense prescription drugs, often with no questions asked. NBC's Mark Potter reports.

  Toure: America ‘rife with linguistic profiling’

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  Decoding the language of the street

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