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Pentagon faces accusations of harsh interrogations at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A probe by the Senate Armed Services Committee has found that senior Pentagon lawyers were active in developing harsh interrogation techniques used in the systematic torture of detainees in American prisons at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Abu Ghraib, Iraq. The Takeaway talks with Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times reporter who covered Tuesday’s senate hearing.

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Local officials take on federal crimes in immigration crackdowns

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

With demand growing for tougher immigration enforcement and a flurry of new state laws addressing the issue, local police are stepping up and arresting illegal immigrants. Damien Cave, the Miami Bureau Chief for the New York Times, has been tracking these local crackdowns.

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Congress overrides farm bill veto, but clerical error restarts lawmaking process

Thursday, May 22, 2008

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