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Freed Gitmo Detainee: 'We Were Subjected to Meticulous, Daily Torture'

Freed Gitmo Detainee: 'We Were Subjected to Meticulous, Daily Torture'
Upon his return to Sudan after 11 years of incarceration at the hands of the U.S. military in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a frail 52-year-old Ibrahim Idris declared at a Thursday press conference in Khartoum that detainess at the prison "have been subjected to meticulous, daily torture with punishment," with 'double' the abuse for those who participated in the hunger strike.
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Protests In Pakistan Force US to Consider Air Routes for Supplies, to the Tune of $1B

Protests In Pakistan Force US to Consider Air Routes for Supplies, to the Tune of $1B
The US may be forced to choose air routes for supplies in and out of Pakistan after protests made the southern land route almost entirely impassable. Air transportation comes with a five to seven times greater cost.
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Plan Finalized to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons: What Does It Look Like? Who's Paying for It?

Plan Finalized to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons: What Does It Look Like? Who's Paying for It?
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finalized its plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpile of weapons and precursor chemicals, with the most toxic material to be destroyed at sea aboard a U.S. ship. But factors beyond the Nobel Peace Prize-winning watchdog's control could lead to delays.
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Mike Cordor
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US Church's Wealth Not Trickling Down to Haiti Orphanage it Runs

US Church's Wealth Not Trickling Down to Haiti Orphanage it Runs
At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher.
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Administration Hunts Down Iran Sanction Evaders While Pleading for More Time for Diplomacy

Administration Hunts Down Iran Sanction Evaders While Pleading for More Time for Diplomacy
The Obama administration is targeting several companies and individuals for evading international sanctions against Iran and for providing support for Iran's nuclear program.
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US, British Suspend Syrian Nonlethal Aid After Islamic Militants Overrun Warehouse

US, British Suspend Syrian Nonlethal Aid After Islamic Militants Overrun Warehouse
The US and Great Britain suspended nonlethal aid to Syria's rebels after a warehouse of goods was seized by Islamic militants. Concerns are growing that Syria's nascent rebellion is being co-opted by al-Qaida-backed groups.
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Uruguay to Legalize Marijuana, First Country to Centralize Market

Uruguay to Legalize Marijuana, First Country to Centralize Market
Uruguay is pushing ahead to create a legal marijuana market despite warnings from educators, psychiatrists and pharmacists of dangerous side effects. The Senate planned to debate the pot plan Tuesday, with approval by the ruling coalition widely expected before the night is over.
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Leonardo Haberkorn
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Syrian Government and Opposition to Meet for the First Time Since Civil War Began

Syrian Government and Opposition to Meet for the First Time Since Civil War Began
Syria's government and opposition will meet for the first time in an attempt to halt the nearly 3-year-old civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people, the United Nations said Monday. Previous attempts to bring the two sides together have failed, mainly because of disputes over who should represent the opposition and the government, Syrian President Bashar Assad's future role in the country, and whether Iran, Saudi Arabia and other regional powers should be at the table.
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John Heilprin
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US Troops Staying in Afghanistan until 2024?

US Troops Staying in Afghanistan until 2024?
The New York Times reports that President Hamid Karzai's spokesperson, Aimal Faizi, announced Tuesday that Karzai would allow U.S. home raids in "extraordinary circumstances." He said this was in exchange for an agreement from President Obama to issue a letter apologizing for mistakes in Afghanistan.
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Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks

Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks
Russia's foreign minister says Iran had accepted a U.S.-draft proposal on a nuclear deal, but last-minute amendments blocked an accord last week in Geneva.
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