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‘Ultimately done damage’: Haspel condemns CIA torture in attempt to win over Democrats

Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director, has penned a letter admitting that the spy agency should not have carried out the post-9/11 torture and detention program. It is a turnaround for Haspel, who refused to take that stance at her public confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. In the letter, ...

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Ann Coulter calls for Israel-style border killings in America

Drawing inspiration from the conduct of the Israeli military at the Gaza border, conservative pundit Ann Coulter took to Twitter to call for similar shootings of migrants at the US-Mexican border. After Israeli forces opened fire on a mass of Palestinians attempting to cross the border fence into Israel, reportedly killing at least 28, Coulter posted a link to a ...

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All aboard the deportation bus! Georgia governor candidate launches campaign tour

A Republican candidate in Georgia unveiled his “Deportation Bus Tour,” a campaign gimmick that will see him tour the US state’s sanctuary cities drumming up support for his tough immigration policies. In a video released Tuesday, State Senator Michael Williams steps off a black prison transport bus to a pumping rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack to announce his bus tour, which ...

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Dark transparency: How accountability tool turned into instrument of corruption

Transparency in politics is usually seen as a crucial element to a functioning democracy, but the flip side to that openness and accountability is the corruption that it inadvertently enables. Transparency in politics is usually seen as a crucial element to a functioning democracy, but the flip side to that openness and accountability is the corruption that it inadvertently enables. ...

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Bolton wants all of North Korea’s nukes shipped to US in exchange for ‘security assurances’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser wants North Korea to ship all of its nuclear weapons to a US lab in Tennessee, to make sure Kim Jong-un follows through on his promise to dismantle the program. North Korea’s nuclear weapons should be dismantled and sent to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee if Kim wants to see a relaxation ...

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