Thursday, April 16, 2009

In the News: Apr-16

Wordle: In the News: Apr-16

No charges against CIA officials for waterboarding - 16 Apr 2009 at 2:35pm - WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Thursday informed CIA officials who used waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics on terror suspects that they will not be prosecuted.

NY governor introduces bill to allow gay marriage - 16 Apr 2009 at 11:01am - NEW YORK -- Gov. David Paterson announced plans Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, making a political gamble that he can ride the momentum of other states that have recently allowed the practice.

Mich. Muslim group says FBI asking people to spy - 16 Apr 2009 at 10:40am - DETROIT -- A Michigan Muslim organization said Thursday it has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate complaints alleging the FBI is asking followers of the faith to spy on Islamic leaders and congregations.

Senate panel to investigate wiretapping violations - 16 Apr 2009 at 10:35am - WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein says she will investigate indications of new wiretap violations by the National Security Agency.

US soldier gets life for murders of Iraqi prisoners - 16 Apr 2009 at 10:33am - A senior United States soldier has been jailed for life for the murder of four bound and blindfolded prisoners in Iraq, a court martial said.

Thought for the day:
It is knowledge that influences and equalizes the social condition of man; that gives to all, however different their political position, passions which are in common, and enjoyments which are universal. -Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)


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