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  • Guantanamo humane, Pentagon finds

    by Josh Meyer The Pentagon has concluded that the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay meets the standards for humane treatment of detainees established in the Geneva Conventions accords. In a report for President Obama on conditions at Guantanamo, the.
  • CIA secret prison probe: Senate Intel

    by Greg Miller The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under former President Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and...

    Obama takes tough DNA evidence stance

    by David G. Savage The new deputy Solicitor General for the Obama administration urged the Supreme Court today to go slow in giving prisoners a right to seek DNA testing that could free them. "Our position is there is no...

    Obama: Close Guantanamo within year

    by Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama today signed a round of executive orders demanding the closing of the U.S.-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year, and new rules for the conduct of interrogation of suspected...

    Obama drops 'enemy combatant' label

    by Frank James The Obama Administration has jettisoned yet another important vestige of the Bush Administration. The Justice Department announced today that it will no longer use the term "enemy combatant" to describe detainees held at Guantanamo. Also,...