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Torture report provided rare public accountability for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate report on the CIA's post-Sept. 11 brutal interrogations shows how a rigorous examination of a secret agency can expose misconduct, incompetence and bureaucratic spin, even for doubters of the investigation's assertion that torture did not work.

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Toddler improving after 14 hours in upside-down car in river

 

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Police say a baby who spent some 14 hours upside down in a car seat in freezing temperatures after her mother crashed their car into a Utah river is improving and expected to live.

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Obama calls for effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama on Monday called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income employment.

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Court documents: Wisconsin shooting victim was impulsive

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer suffered from attention-deficit disorder and tended to be an impulsive risk-taker, court documents show.

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Irish Setter eats poisoned meat, dies after UK's famed show

LONDON (AP) — Tasty cubes of beef would tempt any dog, let alone one sitting patiently on the stand during public viewing at Crufts, Britain's premier dog show. But instead of a treat, one owner says a deadly surprise was sewn into the meat: slug killer.

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Univ. of Oklahoma president: Frat members 'disgraceful'

 

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The president of the University of Oklahoma severed the school's ties with a national fraternity on Monday and ordered that its on-campus house be shuttered after several members took part in a racist chant caught in an online video.

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Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities. Tens of thousands of people joined to commemorate the "Bloody Sunday" march of 1965 and take stock of the struggle for equality.

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Madison police response to shooting contrasts with Ferguson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Within hours of a white officer shooting an unarmed black man, the police chief of Wisconsin's capital city was praying with the man's grandmother, hoping to strike a conciliatory tone and avoid the riots that last year rocked Ferguson, Missouri.

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