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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

The U.S. beefed up security at embassies ahead of the CIA interrogation report's release in anticipation of a violent reaction. But around the globe, the response was relatively muted.
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Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

Leading Democrats and even some Republicans had kind words Tuesday for the Michigander, who was first elected to the House when Eisenhower was president. His wife was elected to his seat in November.
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Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported

John Rizzo, who spent six years as acting general counsel for the CIA, says that while he believes intelligence gains justified the agency's interrogations, he understands those who feel otherwise.
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Report Reveals Deeply Misguided Interrogation Tactics, Feinstein Says

The Senate's "torture report" finds that the CIA conducted brutal interrogations of detainees in the years after 9/11, misled elected leaders, and got little useful information from the harsh tactics.
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Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

The machine, the biggest of its type, was digging a tunnel under the city when it went kaput. To get to and fix Bertha, workers are digging a 12-story pit, which some say is damaging nearby buildings.
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D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

Restrictions on D.C.'s use of funds to regulate and tax marijuana would likely endanger the district's goal of creating a market that a city finance official said would be worth $130 million a year.
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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.
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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.
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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.
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Bob Dylan, In New Album, Will Cover Frank Sinatra

But Dylan in a statement said he doesn't see himself as "covering these songs in any way." Instead, he said he and his band are "uncovering them." Shadows in the Night will be released Feb. 3

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