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CIA torture appears to have broken spy agency rule on human experimentation

Photograph: AP<p>CIA doctors helped revive Abu Zubaydah, the first terrorism detainee known to be waterboarded in CIA custody.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/15/1434339640036/cb577ca5-aca2-4cf1-b465-8c1ab317c4d0-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>CIA doctors helped revive …

Obama's big trade setback is an ominous sign

Fellow Democrats rebuffed last-minute appeals to rescue his global trade agenda, and the House seriously damaged Obama's chances of capping his presidency with a groundbreaking economic pact involving Pacific Rim countries.<p>Obama also is awaiting a Supreme Court decision that could upend his health …

That Massive Government Hack? There’s Still a Lot We Don’t Know About It.

It’s been more than a week since the Of­fice of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment an­nounced that ap­prox­im­ately 4 mil­lion former and cur­rent fed­er­al …

I Went to a Texas Jail to Roast the Inmates; Here's What I Learned About Incarceration in America

I recently roasted the inmates at a maximum-security jail in Texas. It was an intense and rare experience. No other jail or prison in America had the guts to let me in -- not even in my native state of New Jersey. So when some brave men wearing white cowboy hats agreed to let this wise-cracking …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

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Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jason Matthews retired after more than three decades as a CIA operative, writing fiction proved a form of therapy.<p>Living in …

Manhunt for escaped killers expands to Vermont

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison may have headed across the border to Vermont, fearing the pressure of an intense manhunt in the neighboring state, authorities said Wednesday.<p>New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico said authorities are …

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Releasing Osama Bin Laden’s Porn Stash: The Public's Heroic Battle with the CIA Continues | VICE News

In addition to his library of English-language books on topics such as international law, voting irregularities, and the Illuminati, Osama bin Laden also had a pretty substantial porn collection.<p>But the CIA won't release bin Laden's stash of porn, which Navy Seals apparently seized during a raid on …

NYPD commissioner says he can't hire more nonwhite officers because so many of them are criminals

"We have a significant population gap among African-American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can't hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication.<p>A felony conviction, domestic-violence charges, or dishonorable discharge from the military …

Can Rick Perry close the deal? | The Washington Post

Published on June 5, 2015<p>When it happens, Rick Perry is speaking to a friendly crowd in a plaid-and-paisley living room in Greenville, S.C. He appears relaxed. His suit fits perfectly. Hair: just great. Glasses: starting to seem more natural.<p><b>Above:</b> Former Texas governor Rick Perry (R) prepares to …

The Consequences of Obama’s Jerusalem Passport Supreme Court Win

In a 6-3 ruling on Monday, the Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration and struck down a law allowing Jerusalem-born Americans to record …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …