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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, during a Nov. 6 appearance in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, during a Nov. 6 appearance in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
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Justice Scalia weighs in on torture debate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it's hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions of lives were threatened.

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Then-Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden after President Bush tapped him to head the CIA in 2006.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
Then-Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden after President Bush tapped him to head the CIA in 2006. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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CIA and its defenders push back on Senate torture report

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harrowing torture practices after 9/11, battling to define the historical record and deter potential legal action around the world.

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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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President Barack Obama during a recent press briefing at the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama during a recent press briefing at the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Obama says after 9-11, ‘We tortured some folks’

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

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A workman slides a dustmop over the floor at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., near Washington, in this March 3, 2005 file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
A workman slides a dustmop over the floor at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., near Washington, in this March 3, 2005 file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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DC flap develops over CIA ‘torture report’ by Senate

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

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Tom Grill, Getty Images
Tom Grill, Getty Images
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Report: U.S. Resorted to Torture After 9/11 Terror

A bipartisan think-tank is reporting in a major review it is "indisputable" that the United States engaged in torture since 9/11 and that the Bush administration bears responsibility.

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