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  1. Updated List: Who Will Replace Chuck Hagel?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

    Two potential candidates considered top picks to succeed the departing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel now have bowed out of consideration, leading to the emergence of additional names of possible nominees. Michele Flournoy , a former undersecretary of defense for policy, asked to be pulled from the list and Sen. Jack Reed , a former Army officer, has said he is not interested in the job.

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  2. U.N. criticizes U.S. policy on criminal justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | TwinCities

    A United Nations panel on Friday sharply criticized how the United States handles a variety of criminal justice-related issues, such as the police shooting of unarmed African-Americans, the imprisonment of terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and the application of the death penalty. In a 16-page report, its first such review since 2006, the U.N. Committee Against Torture condemned U.S. policies in handling how police dealt with issues of brutality against blacks and Latinos.

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  3. U.S. shootings by police, prison conditions trouble U.N.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Charlotte Observer

    Alessio Bruni, of Italy, Committee expert on U.S. review, and Claudio Grossman, of Chile, Chairperson of the U.N. Committee against Torture , speak during a press conference by the U.N. Committee against Torture in Geneva, Switzerland on Nov. 28, 2014. The anti-torture panel said it was deeply concerned by the high incidence of police brutality and shootings in the United States, especially against African Americans, over the harsh conditions in many prisons, and the interrogation methods used on detainees.

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  4. UN Review Cites Torture & "Ill Treatment" in U.S. Army Field Manual's Appendix MRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

    The United Nations Committee Against Torture has released their "Concluding observations on the third to fifth periodic reports of United States of America" in regards to US adherence to the prohibitions against torture and cruel, inhumane, and degrading forms of treatment of prisoners. Within the context of the world of diplomacy, the UNCAT findings belie the US insistence that it abides by the Convention Against Torture treaty , or that it is an adequate model for humane treatment of prisoners.

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  5. UN panel raps US record on torture, police brutalityRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Fox News

    Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty. The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first such review of the U.S. record since 2006, expressed concerns about allegations of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, particularly the Chicago Police Department's treatment of blacks and Latinos.

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  6. UN Committee Condemns U.S. Police Brutality After Hearing from Brown ParentsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

    The United Nations Committee Against Torture released a report today condemning torture tactics and police brutality in the United States, just weeks after hearing directly from the parents of Michael Brown . And while the report does not directly address events in Ferguson, it does hit on issues raised by Ferguson like police treatment of minorities.

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  7. UN Committee Against Torture Calls Out Chicago Police for Brutality, 'Excessive Use of Force'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Pam's House Blend

    The United Nations Committee Against Torture released its report on the United States and its compliance with the Convention Against Torture. Remarkably, the committee indicated it was particularly concerned with reports of police violence in Chicago against young black and Latino people, who are allegedly profiled, harassed and subjected to "excessive force" by officers.

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  8. U.N. panel slams police shootings of blacks in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    GENEVA: A U.N. watchdog Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the U.S., days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests. With tensions still running high after a decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the U.N. Committee Against Torture published conclusions from its review earlier this month of the U.S. record.

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  9. UN weighs in on Ferguson grand jury decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | KSBW-TV

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, are a "tragedy," but the U.N. Committee Against Torture "has to respect the decision" of authorities not to prosecute police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, committee member Alessio Bruni said Friday. Bruni spoke at a news conference about the release of a committee report that criticizes, among other things, racial profiling and excessive use of force by U.S. police.

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  10. Engelhardt: Iraq War 4.0?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Fire Dog Lake

    If you want to lend a hand to TomDispatch before the year ends, why not make a donation of $100 for a signed, personalized copy of my new book, Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World . If you'd like to have it signed for a friend this season, go to our donation page , make the necessary contribution, and email me telling me whom to sign it for.

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  11. Art finds its edge on Italy's social faultlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    A painting on a wall of the Metropoliz Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere, which is also home to 200 squatters. ROME: In a part of Rome few tourists ever reach, the Metropoliz Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere takes the concept of the warehouse gallery into a new dimension.

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  12. UN urges U.S. to cease indefinite detention without chargeRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The United Nations Committee against Torture on Friday unveiled its concluding observations over the United States on its implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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  13. Commentary: Breach of Obama's another promiseRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Every U.S. president makes promises, and every president breaks promises. The current host of the White House is by no means an exception in breach of promises.

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  14. UN Slams US, Calls for Crackdown on Police BrutalityRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News Max

    The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used sparingly. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across the country this week sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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  15. Obama trolls GOP on SecDef nominationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | RedState

    The story is making the rounds that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is the front runner to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson emerged on Wednesday as a new leading contender to replace Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, but the race remains fluid and the timetable for an appointment still unclear.

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  16. Hagel fired over Obama's Gitmo prisoner release planRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights Pardiss Kebriaei joins Ahmed to discuss the main reason it's so hard to get Guantanamo to close - Congress. The scuttlebutt on Friday "Inside the Beltway" regarding Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel departure from the Obama administration has to do with his hesitancy to cave in to the President's hasty timetable to close down the Guantanamo Bay military detention center and transfer those prisoners to undisclosed locations.

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  17. Obama administration to free more GITMO detaineesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Fox News

    The Pentagon is preparing to transfer more detainees from Guantanamo Bay in coming weeks despite continued Republican opposition, according to defense and congressional officials. The Wall Street Journal reports that, after five detainees were transferred last week, there will be another round in December, but defense officials refused to disclose further information on their numbers or nationalities. 1 comment

  18. UN watchdog slams US cop shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests. With tensions still running high after Monday's decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, the UN Committee Against Torture published conclusions from its review earlier this month of the US record.

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  19. UN panel criticizes US policy on police shootings, other issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    A United Nations panel on Friday sharply criticized how the United States handles a variety of criminal justice-related issues, such as the police shooting of unarmed African-Americans, the imprisonment of terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and the application of the death penalty. In a 16-page report, its first such review since 2006, the U.N. Committee Against Torture condemned U.S. policies in handling how police dealt with issues of brutality against blacks and Latinos.

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  20. UN panel dings U.S. on torture, police brutalityRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    The U.N. Committee against Torture on Friday urged the United States government to do more to combat police brutality, part of a comprehensive report they say highlights American shortcomings in detaining suspected criminals. The U.N. panel also criticized American military interrogations and the way prisoners are held at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, particularly the use of sleep deprivation techniques.

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