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The Women in the Middle of Syria's Civil War

Rampant sexual assault has unmade allegiances in Syria's civil war -- and it may well get worse no matter which side wins.

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CIA Director Paints a Gloomy Picture of the World, but a Rosy One of His Spy Agency

John Brennan said fighting terrorism today requires close relationships with foreign spies.

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Washington's network of abusive Afghan strongmen

The United States continues to fund and support a network of abusive Afghan strongmen in the name of security. It's time to stop.

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The United States Is Mostly Out of Afghanistan, but Torture of Detainees There Continues

A new report finds that 35 percent of detainees in Afghan-run detention facilities interviewed by the U.N. had been tortured or mistreated.

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Feinstein Outlines Steps to Prevent Torture

Less than a month after the controversial release of the Senate report on U.S. use of torture in the past, a powerful California lawmaker wants to ...

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No One Expects the Bush Administration!

Torquemada Cheney does the Sunday talk shows.

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