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10 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Senior U.S. senator seeks study of impact of Cuba trade restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, asked the International Trade Commission on Wednesday to begin a study of the economic impact on the United States of current restrictions on exports to Cuba. He said the study, ordered in light of President Barack Obama's easing of trade restrictions on Cuba, would assess the ...

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11 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Democratic senator: U.S. shifts on Cuba 'clearly intended' to bypass law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama's shifts on Cuba policy were intended to circumvent U.S. law. "Today’s regulatory changes ... are clearly intended to circumvent the intent and spirit of U.S. law and the U.S. Congress," Menendez said in a statement issued after Obama announced that the United States will restore ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Christian Science Monitor

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What did Hillary Clinton say about the torture report?

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton made her first remarks on the Senate report last week investigating the CIA's interrogation techniques. Clinton said 'the United States should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.'

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22 HOURS AGO - Roll Call

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The 'Torture Works' Narrative Is Crumbling | Commentary

In painful detail, the declassified portions of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's former detention and interrogation program erase any doubt that the United States systematically tortured prisoners in its custody. Too many people who should have known better violated our nation's most sacred laws and values. Why? Because doing so was necessary to save lives, we were ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. The release last week of a Senate report cataloging years of such interrogation tactics has revived debate about legal opinions since discredited and withdrawn and about the decision to not prosecute the ...

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