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  • Russia condemns U.S. over 'inquisitorial torture'

    Russia is shocked by revelations about CIA torture in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks and believes those responsible for abusing detainees should be brought to justice, a senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday. The ministry's human rights...
  • U.S. House rejects making charity tax breaks permanent

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday rejected legislation to make three U.S. tax breaks for certain kinds of charitable donations permanent parts of the tax code, handing a defeat to the chamber's top tax law writer. Representative Dave Camp,...
  • Lawyer fears abuse of U.S. detainees transferred to Afghan custody

    The final few inmates of U.S.-run prisons near Kabul, scenes of abuse highlighted by a U.S. Senate report this week, are now in an Afghan detention system with its own grisly record of torture, their lawyer said on Thursday. But the government in Kabul...
  • No silver lining in partisan gridlock

    No silver lining in partisan gridlock
    In the weeks since the November mid-term election, much has been said or written about the economic impact of continuing dysfunction in Washington. Most of the comments have come from Wall Street analysts and prognosticators, many of whom see a silver...
  • Obama plans to sign Venezuela sanctions legislation

    President Barack Obama plans to sign legislation that would impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials found to have violated protesters' rights during demonstrations earlier this year, the White House said on Thursday. The measure would deny...
  • Pacific trade pact chances 'significantly' better than 50-50: Obama

    Chances that U.S. negotiators can bring home a strong trade deal with Asia-Pacific countries are now much better than 50-50, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday. Obama said he was also confident the administration could make a "strong case" in...
  • U.S. lawmakers give preview of coming oil export fight

    U.S. lawmakers gave a preview on Thursday of a looming fight next year on lifting the ban on crude exports with supporters saying it would sustain the drilling boom and others questioning its impacts on industry and fuel prices. In a House of...
  • Torturers must be prosecuted

    Torturers must be prosecuted
    Prosecuting those who commit torture is not optional despite suggestions to the contrary by many in this newspaper ("Release of CIA torture report is an outrage," Dec. 10). Article 7 of the Convention Against Torture signed by President Ronald Reagan in...
  • Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race

    Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin spent $10.8 million on his 2014 re-election, more than four times as much as his Republican challenger, new reports show. Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, won a fourth term Nov. 4, capturing 54 percent of the votes...
  • Senator Hatch sees hope for tech immigration bill in new year

    A senior Republican in the U.S. Senate plans to revive legislation early in 2015 that would raise the cap for temporary work visas for programmers, engineers and high-skilled workers. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said his tech-focused bill could be a way for...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees

    CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency...