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U.S. Says It Has Closed Its Final Detention Center In Afghanistan

The U.S. said it closed its facility at Bagram, ending a controversial chapter in American history. The U.S. said it no longer holds any prisoners in Afghanistan.
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Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

The agreement comes as several "multi-employer" pension plans are insolvent. The federal government guarantees those plans' benefits, but might not be able to handle all of them failing at once.
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Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.
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Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

The CIA and its defenders disagree with the Senate Intelligence Committee report on whether enhanced interrogations prevented a group of 17 Pakistanis from attacking the U.S. just after Sept. 11.
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What Is Torture? Our Beliefs Depend In Part On Who's Doing It.

Researchers are studying how nations and individuals react when they given information that members of their own group have harmed other people, such as through torture. It takes some nimble thinking.
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ISIS Used Predatory Tools And Tactics To Convince U.S. Teens To Join

It began with messages sent through an anonymous app. Slowly, the Denver-area girls were lured in, until one day they weren't at school. One girl's dad quickly realized why: They were flying to Syria.
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First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

Oakland and Berkeley demonstrators have broken into stores and blocked freeways and rail lines, part of a movement born of frustration about police shootings in Staten Island, N.Y., and Ferguson, Mo.
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Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.
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Women's Work Is Never Done On The Farm, And Sometimes Never Counted

The percentage of female farmers is climbing — slowly, according to federal figures. But those numbers don't take into account the many new roles women are filling on multigenerational family farms.
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A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

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