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Protesters In Berkeley Block Freeway Over Police Killings

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:20am

It was the third night of demonstrations in Berkeley to protest the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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South African Aid Group Says 'No Anger' At U.S. In Hostage Death

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:12am

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman discusses his work to secure the release of a South African hostage who was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

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Senate Committee Releases 'Torture Report'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:06am

The report concludes the CIA's interrogation techniques were harsher and more widely used than previously admitted.

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GOP Senators Call Details In Senate's CIA Report 'Simply Wrong'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:34am

Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said the release of the report "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."

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'Obamacare' Expert Apologizes For Remarks On Law's Creation

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:13am

MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.

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Book News: Random House Promises Changes To Lena Dunham Book

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:57am

In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet 'Barry' is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.

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World Food Program Resumes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:11am

The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in to raise the money.

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Searching For Proof Of The Unseen

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:07am

From ghosts to gods, human beings have invested enormous effort trying to understand the invisible. The unseen world is, pretty much, the entire world, says commentator Adam Frank.

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