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Fox News show: Gitmo ‘suicides’ torture gone wrong?

When three detainees at Guantanamo Bay were found hanged in their cells on June 9, 2006, the official explanation was suicide. Human rights attorney Scott Horton, however, believes that “clearly these were homicides.” Horton has been speaking out about the incident since last winter, apparently motivated by a concern that…

After torture claims, Iraqi PM says prisoners ‘burned themselves’ with matches to fake abuse

After a shocking report by Human Rights Watch accusing the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki with operating a secret Baghdad prison where detainees were hung upside down, whipped and suffocated, the embattled Iraqi leader accused his political opponents and foreign governments of staging faked torture to make…

Watch: Obama signs health care reform bill

President Barack Obama signs historic health care reform bill the the East Room of the White House. This live event has concluded.…

Watch live: State of the Union (MSNBC)

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Human rights abusers ‘turn on activists in 2009′

NEW YORK — Human rights defenders from Russia to Sri Lanka were themselves targets of vicious abuses in 2009, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in its annual world report. HRW’s executive director, Kenneth Roth, introduced the 624-page report by saying abuses against defenders of human rights represented a backlash by…

Watch: Darth Vader rings the opening bell on NYSE

As he rang the bell marking the start of the New York Stock Exchange’s trading day Thursday, Sith lord and Halloween costume favorite Darth Vader reminded us that we should not be too proud of this economic terror we’ve constructed. Seeing Emperor Palpatine’s right-hand man (pardon the pun) ringing the…

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