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Cell Phone Execs Will Face Questions On Text Messaging Price Hikes

Those cell phone companies will have a lot of explaining to do Tuesday when they testify at a U.S. Senate committee hearing on rising text messaging costs. Representatives from Verizon, AT&T, and Cricket will be faced with questions on why those short 160 character SMS messages are costing the consumer too much. Last September, U.S. […]

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CIA Shifts Reasons for Torture Secrets

  Last month, the CIA told a federal court judge it could not abide by a court order and turn over detailed documents about the destruction of 92 interrogation videotapes because it would compromise the integrity of a special prosecutor’s criminal investigation into the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein responded by demanding a […]

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Disclosure of Secret Documents On Torture

On Thursday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in New York seeking the disclosure of still-secret records relating to the torture of prisoners held by the US overseas. The requested documents include legal memos authored by John Yoo & Steven Bradbury as well as document sent by the Bush administration to the CIA. The government has […]

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Why Obama is Fighting to Keep the Detainee Abuse Photographs Secret

Article by Jason Leopold, News Junkie Editor By trying to block the release of photographs depicting US soldiers abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama is essentially killing any meaningful chance of opening the door to an investigation or independent inquiry of senior Pentagon officials who were responsible for implementing the policies that directly […]

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