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As a POW in Vietnam, John McCain refused release until his fellow prisoners were freed, making him a hero in the eyes of many

Sen. John McCain, a giant of American politics who died on Saturday at 81, was perhaps most profoundly shaped by his military service and more than five years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
People near the international border in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, January 28, 2017.

A violent Mexican city on the US border has seen a wave of disappearances — and marines are being accused of carrying them out

Nearly two dozen people have gone missing in Nuevo Laredo since February, and many on the ground believe that Mexican marines deployed there for fight crime are responsible for them.

How the White House is pushing through one of the most controversial nominees in recent history

The White House and the Republican National Committee are pulling out all the stops to push through Gina Haspel's nomination to serve as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, despite widespread opposition and skepticism about her past behaviour with the CIA.
Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in January 2017 to mark 15 years since the first prisoners were brought to the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

‘She was up to her eyeballs in torture’: Trump’s nominee for CIA director oversaw the torture of detainees under Bush

Gina Haspel, the president's pick to lead the CIA, helped implement the agency's torture program under the George W. Bush administration.
Gina Haspel.

A controversial intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand could be the first female CIA chief

President Donald Trump has appointed Gina Haspel as the new head of the CIA, but the longtime intelligence officer has a controversial past.

Trump says ‘radical Islamic terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary’ in wake of Barcelona attack

The morning after a terror attack in Spain, President Donald Trump called on US courts to "give us our protective rights back" in order to fight terrorism.

US allies caught on film torturing prisoners in Syria

The video shows YPG fighters kicking and stomping the prisoners.

The CIA paid psychologists $81 million to devise brutal tactics for use on terror suspects, and they’re suing

Public documents suggest the CIA program was led by military psychologists John Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, whose techniques are widely seen as torture.

The architects of the US torture program say the CIA called them ‘pussies’ when they tried to stop

Despite creating the interrogation techniques, and their business getting paid $81 million to do so, the two doctors claim they aren't the architects.