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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.


U.S. Transfers 6 Guantánamo Detainees to Uruguay

The Defense Department announced Sunday that six men being held at Guantanamo Bay prison have been transferred to Uruguay. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Charlie Savage of the New York Times.

6 Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay, U.S. Says

Four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian were released to the South American country early today as part of a deal to reduce the inmate population at the controversial prison.

DOJ To Issue New Federal Rules On Profiling

The Justice Department's new rules would prohibit some agents from using factors such as religion to profile, but the rules-change doesn't apply at airports or along the border.

Key Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Pakistani Raid

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.

Hagel: 10,800 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After Dec. 31

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.

American Hostage In Yemen Killed In Failed Rescue Attempt

An American journalist held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

Obama Points To Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary

For the fourth time in six years, Obama introduced the man he wants to be secretary of defense. Ashton Carter, a Pentagon veteran, is Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel.

Ashton Carter Said To Be Front-Runner For Defense Secretary Nomination

The White House is close to nominating someone to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Several other top candidates withdrew their names from consideration in the past week.

For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

Iran is now receiving about $700 million a month in sanctions relief while talks on its nuclear program carry on. That's raising eyebrows among one group of Americans with a traumatic history in Iran.