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Obama: CIA's 'Harsh Methods' Inconsistent With Values, National Security

Earlier, GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss said the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogation practices "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."
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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.
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Why Would Uruguay Take Guantanamo Prisoners?

Robert Siegel talks with Michelle Shephard, National Security Correspondent for The Toronto Star about what's behind the South American country's decision to accept six former detainees.
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New Details Emerge In Failed Yemen Hostage Rescue

Details are emerging about the failed hostage rescue attempt undertaken over the weekend by U.S. Special Operations forces in Yemen.
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U.S. Boosts Security At Facilities Ahead Of Torture Report's Release

The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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