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World Dec 12CIA medics monitored brutal interrogation tactics
WASHINGTON — From the early stages of the CIA's coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency's health professionals were intimately involved. Front-line medics and psychologists monitored and advised on abusive tactics, even as they sometimes complained about the ethical dilemmas…
Politics Sep 12Can Obama wage war on the Islamic State group without congressional approval?
WASHINGTON — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.
Politics Aug 29Russian fund with U.S. advisers eludes sanctions
Despite its ties to Russian state businesses and officials, the Russian Direct Investment Fund has managed to operate unaffected by the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military actions in Ukraine. The…
World Aug 22Up to 25,000 Homeland Security staff have personal data stolen
The official says the estimate of Homeland Security workers affected by the breach at USIS may rise further. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of an incident that is under active federal criminal investigation.
Nation Mar 10U.S. intelligence officials to monitor federal employees with security clearances
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former…
Nation Jan 28U.S. launches five research teams to develop covert data mining technology
As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned.