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May 18, 2018
Gina Haspel confirmed as first woman CIA director; Senate votes 51-43 for America's new spy chiefThe U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques.
May 16, 2018
CIA nominee Gina Haspel wins Senate panel backing, paving way for confirmation as America's spy chiefGina Haspel, US President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to lead the spy agency.
May 11, 2018
'He's dying anyway', says White House aide, dismissing John McCain view on Donald Trump's CIA pick Gina HaspelA White House official dismissed Sen. John McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press.
Mar 14, 2018
Gina Haspel torture record sparks strong pushbackJohn McCain, the US senator subjected to brutal treatment as a prisoner in North Vietnam, questioned Tuesday the nomination of a CIA official once involved in torture to lead the spy agency.
Mar 13, 2018
Gina Haspel first woman CIA director: Seasoned spymaster tried covering up waterboarding in Thailand prisonDonald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation techniques that the president has supported
Jan 16, 2018
Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged with torture, child endangermentA California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some had been chained to beds.
Dec 11, 2017
Former Supreme Court judges believe torture rampant in criminal justice system, some find it justified, says reportSeveral former Supreme Court judges believe that the practice of torturing an accused was rampant in the criminal justice system.
Jul 18, 2017
State-sponsored torture of Tamils 'routine and endemic' in Sri Lanka, reveals UN fact-finding missionTorture is "routine and endemic" in Sri Lanka and the Tamil community in the country has taken the brunt of it, a UN expert has concluded at the end of a fact-finding mission to the island-nation.
Jun 24, 2017
Yemen to investigate allegations of torture in secret prisons run by UAE-backed forcesYemen said that it was investigating reports that forces backed by the UAE were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture.
Jun 23, 2017
North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death, accuses South Korea of slanderous talkNorth Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released comatose