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Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to ...

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Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to ...

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Holder decision to probe CIA may mean prosecutions

Attorney General Eric Holder, armed with newly disclosed evidence that terror suspects were mistreated during the Bush administration, took the first step toward possible prosecution of CIA interrogators who may have crossed the line separating harsh questioning from illegal abuse. ...

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Cheney’s hit-squad plan shows law is for sissies

A few days after hijacked planes smashed into the World Trade Center, reporters asked President George W. Bush about his plans for Osama bin Laden. “There’s an old poster out West,” Bush replied. It says, “Wanted, Dead or Alive.” Ten ...

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William Webster kicks off anti-terrorism conference in St. Louis

The American people are ambivalent about intelligence - demanding more of it only when they're frightened. That's the opinion of a former director both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency William H. Webster spoke to a group of people attending the 2009 Corporate Anti-Terrorism Conference this week at Washington University School of Law. Webster was a judge on the U.S. District Court in St. Louis from 1970 to 1973, when he was named to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Democrats block bid for probe of Pelosi’s CIA claims

House Democrats blocked a Republican push for a bipartisan investigation of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the Central Intelligence Agency misled her in 2002 about interrogation tactics used on suspected terrorists. Democrats voted down a Republican resolution seeking to start ...

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Obama officials release terror memos that guided CIA

The Obama administration ruled out prosecution of government interrogators as it released censored versions of legal memos that guided harsh questioning of terror suspects by the CIA under President George W. Bush. The memos show that Justice Department lawyers authorized ...

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