How did cyclist Lance Armstrong beat drug tests?
The seven-time Tour de France winner was at the center of "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," the United States Anti-Doping Agency said. To avoid detection, the USADA said, Armstrong used an IV saline infusion to dilute his blood, took the hormone EPO, for which there was no test, quit a race to avoid a test and hid from officials trying to administer random drug tests.
Is Congress calling for a boycott of Metro?
Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., chairman of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus, is urging D.C. commuters not to use Metro for four weeks to protest ads posted in the subway that call Muslims "savages." The courts ordered Metro to accept the American Freedom Defense Initiative ads, but Honda said, "We do not have to support hate speech." He didn't say how commuters should get to work during the boycott.
Why hasn't Nidal Hasan been tried yet for the 2009 Fort Hood murders?
The trial of the Muslim soldier from Arlington, accused of killing 13 at the Texas Army post, has been delayed since August while military courts debate whether to force him to shave the beard he's grown since being jailed. Hasan insists shaving would violate his religious rights. Prosecutors say Hasan is making it harder for witnesses to identify him in court. Officials at Fort Belvoir heard Hasan's appeal Thursday.