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May 09,2008
WASHINGTON -- A U.S district judge in New York says he plans to review a controversial legal opinion related to specific CIA detainee interrogations.At issue is a 2002 memo from the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel dealing with CIA interrogation techniques. It was accompanied by a broader document on the definition of torture and techniques deemed legally permissible at the CIA, including a discussion on waterboarding, a type of simulated drowning, The Washington ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
IQALUIT, Nunavut -- A couple and their five children missing a week in the Canadian Arctic while traveling on a snowmobile have been found alive, police said.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a brief release Thursday night saying Mona and Mariano Susaarnak and their children had been located in northern Nunavut but offered few details, the National Post reported.The family set out May 1 from Repulse Bay for Hall Beach with the parents towing their ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Darfur rebels are planning to infiltrate Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, to carry out acts of vandalism, Sudan army officials said Friday.Some of the rebels are crossing from Chad, the army said. Border security has been tightened, KUNA reported.Special attention was being given to followers of Khalil Ibrahim, head of the Justice and Equality Movement and leader of armed operations against the government in recent months. Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says he wants to reassure voters the Democratic Party will be united in seeking to defeat Republicans in the general election."Obviously, people have been anxious about some of the sense of division in the party and I just wanted to assure them that whatever happens, we will be coming together," Obama said after he visited the U.S. House of Representatives chamber while it was in session.He met privately ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
PHOENIX -- The family of a New York woman who died while she was in custody at the Phoenix airport has sued city officials.The lawsuit was the latest chapter in an escalating battle between Phoenix officials and the politically connected family of Carol Gotbaum, a 45-year-old woman who strangled herself last year while in police custody, The Arizona Republic reported Friday. Gotbaum's death was ruled an accident.Earlier this year, the family filed an $8 million ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
BAGHDAD -- Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the head of al-Qaida in Iraq, hasn't been captured despite reports to that effect, a senior U.S. military official said Friday.Iraqi authorities had said Thursday that Masri had been captured in Mosul. U.S. military officials had expressed surprise and skepticism at the report, CNN said.Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, took over the Iraqi al-Qaida offshoot in June 2006 after a U.S. missile strike killed his predecessor, Abu Musab ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. John McCain pushed for legislation allowing a land swap that could directly benefit one of his key fundraisers, The Washington Post said.McCain, R-Ariz., the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, began championing the deal after an Arizona rancher and his partners hired lobbyists that included members of McCain's congressional staff, his 1992 Senate campaign staff as well as a major donor, the Post reported Friday.When McCain's legislation was signed into law in November ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
BEND, Ore. -- The Bend City Council released Thursday the names of four candidates who were selected from more than 70 who vied for the position of Bend City Manager. A nationwide search to fill the position was conducted by The Waters Consulting Group, and one of the four chosen is Eric King who is currently serving as Bend’s Interim City Manager. The four finalists will be involved in selection activities to be held May ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Police are looking for a masked man armed with a knife who broke into a northeast Prineville home occupied by a woman and child late Thursday night. The victims were able to flee the home and call for help, authorities reported. Prineville police officers responded to a reported home invasion at a residence on NE Mahogany Street in the Northridge area just before midnight, May 8, Chief Eric Bush stated in a ... [full story]
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May 09,2008
BEND, Ore. -- The Bend City Council has appointed Brian Hemphill as Municipal Court Judge for the City of Bend.  Hemphill replaces Lisa Bertalan who served as Municipal Court Judge for the past 14 years.  Bertalan was appointed a Pro-Tem Judge by Council. Brian Hemphill has been appointed as Municipal Court Judge for Bend, Oregon - photo by hemphill-attorney.com Hemphill was recommended to Council for appointment by a search committee which included Judge Bertalan, Court Supervisor ... [full story]
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