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In this video, you’ll learn about these top news headlines.
CIA Director Defends Torture Program, Rejects Senate Claims
Brennan: No Guarantee the CIA Won’t Torture Again
Congress Avoids Shutdown With Controversial Spending Bill Gutting Financial Reform
African-American Congressional Staffers Stage “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Walkout
National Marches Against Police Brutality, Racial Profiling Set for Saturday
Thousands Attend Cabinet Minister’s Funeral as Palestinians, Israelis Differ on Cause of Death
Hong Kong Police Clear Pro-Democracy Encampment After More Than 2 Months
As Rainstorm Pummels West Coast, Kerry Links Extreme Weather to Climate Change
Former Model Joins List of Accusers as Bill Cosby Faces Lawsuits, LAPD Probe
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