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Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. arrives on Capitol Hill Tuesday to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. arrives on Capitol Hill Tuesday to release a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Senate report: Harsh CIA interrogation tactics didn’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a damning indictment of CIA practices, Senate investigators on Tuesday accused the spy agency of inflicting pain and suffering on al-Qaida prisoners far beyond its legal boundaries and then deceiving the nation with narratives of useful interrogations unsubstantiated by its own records.

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, and Prince William walk past the North Pool on a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Robert Sabo, New York Daily News, Pool)
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, and Prince William walk past the North Pool on a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Robert Sabo, New York Daily News, Pool)
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Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 Memorial in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, laid flowers Tuesday at one of New York City's most somber sites - the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.

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House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Policy disputes hold up $1.1 trillion federal spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Negotiators inched closer to agreement on a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill on Tuesday, as House Republicans indicated they would advance several controversial policy provisions on a separate track.

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The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington D.C.
The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits, inspector says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

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Pope Francis prays before a statue of the Virgin Mary, on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast, in Rome, Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis prays before a statue of the Virgin Mary, on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast, in Rome, Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Vatican seeks change in pastoral approach to gays and divorcees

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican set the stage Tuesday for Pope Francis' next church meeting on the family, urging bishops to be guided not just by doctrine but by Francis' message of mercy and the "turning point" of the first meeting that sought to provide better pastoral care for gays and divorcees.

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Members of the Lubavitch community watch a police officer enter Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Brooklyn
Members of the Lubavitch community watch a police officer enter Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Brooklyn (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Police shoot man who stabbed student in synagogue

NEW YORK (AP) -- A knife-wielding man stabbed an Israeli student in the head inside a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife, authorities said.

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A fire in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section that claimed the life of a firefighter
A fire in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section that claimed the life of a firefighter (6 ABC)
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Female Philly firefighter dies in line of duty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A firefighter was trapped in the basement of a burning row home early Tuesday, becoming the first female member of the Philadelphia Fire Department to die in the line of duty, officials said.

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Demonstrators protesting police violence blocked both directions of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, California
Demonstrators protesting police violence blocked both directions of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, California (AP Foto/Noah Berger)
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Protesters block highway, stop train in California

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

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US Capital building
U.S. Capital building (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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US prepares for security risks from torture report

WASHINGTON (AP) -- American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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Fire and rescue crews at a home in Gaithersburg, Maryland following a plane crash
Fire and rescue crews at a home in Gaithersburg, Maryland following a plane crash (WJLA TV/YouTube)
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Plane crashes into Maryland house in DC suburbs

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- A small plane has crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County.

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