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Area 51 Declassified: Still No Word on Aliens or UFOs

August 16, 2013 | 4:32 pm

Area 51 Declassified: Still No Word on Aliens or UFOs

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Finally, after decades of denials, the government has officially acknowledged the existence of a top-secret facility at Area 51 in the Nevada desert. The official CIA line is that it was used for aerial testing of aircraft, including the U-2. It’s not the first time the government has pulled back the veil of secrecy somewhat […]

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Hearing Probes Drone Strikes Against Americans

February 7, 2013 | 11:33 am

Hearing Probes Drone Strikes Against Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous actions, firmly defending the controversial attacks that have killed three Americans and an unknown number of foreigners. “Nothing could […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protesters Say It Glorifies Torture

January 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Protesters Say It Glorifies Torture

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Osama bin Laden may be dead, but the controversy over his pursuit has never been more alive. Protests are springing up against the film “Zero Dark Thirty,” which opened in 25 cities on Friday, including Emeryville. Demonstrators outside a theater there warned that it inaccurately depicts torture as a helpful tool in hunting down the […]

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