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Ex-CIA Contractor Defends Brutal Post-9/11 Interrogations

FORT MEADE, Md. — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot. James...

Court Calls US 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques' Torture

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court in San Francisco took the unusual step of using the word "torture" to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 attacks. The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco used the word in...

Senate Approves Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic...