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Officials and experts say the sanctions will be targeted at officials involved in a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters this year, and won't make life even harder for average Venezuelans.
Of the 25 members of the Islamic State's military council, 17 were held for months or even years at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq. An ISIS leader says discussions there were instrumental to the group.
For TV writers, "enhanced interrogation" are just one more storytelling device. But has its surefire success in shows like 24 influenced how and when real-life interrogators employ torture?
Director Ridley Scott's take on the story of Moses is half solemn, half silly — and not so far an evolution from Charlton Heston's The Ten Commandments as it would like to believe.
Maria Isabel de la Paz is an American citizen who grew up in Mexico, but her birth certificate was dismissed at border checkpoints. The ACLU says too few of these cases see the inside of a courtroom.
Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.