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Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding

Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding
The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months.
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A Liberal's Defense of Drones

A Liberal's Defense of Drones
Civil liberties and justice are important values of America, and I do not believe in government becoming drunk on power or a president acting as king. However, President Obama and his defense team have done neither.
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Mansimran: A Sikh teenager deals with bullying in VA

Meet Mansimran. He's an all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He's a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a "terrorist." He's not alone: especially since September 11, Sikh Americans and other communities have become targets of discrimination, racial profiling and bullying, human rights violations, and hate crimes. (One survey found that, even 6 years after the events of 2001, 75% of Sikh male schoolchildren in New York had been teased or harassed on the basis of their religious identity.) How does Mansimran handle it?
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