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In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

WASHINGTON — The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.

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US to consider spousal abuse in asylum cases

WASHINGTON — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States.

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Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.

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Report: 1,400 children sexually exploited in UK town

LONDON — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of “collective failures” by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period.

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Fewer narcotic-overdose deaths where pot is legal

States that allow medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.

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Oklahoma medical marijuana petition falls short

OKLAHOMA CITY — An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot measure next year.

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Roméo Dallaire: Use of child soldiers augurs mass atrocities

Roméo Dallaire: Use of child soldiers augurs mass atrocities

I was tasked with stopping a genocide, and I failed.

August 19, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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