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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him.
A now-defunct US program that used harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects still casts a shadow over Washington, with the CIA and Congress locked in a bitter dispute over its legacy. Launched in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks by ex-president George W. Bush, the "detention and interrogation program" was designed to force captured suspects to talk about Al-Qaeda's plots against America. Intent on preventing another catastrophic attack on US soil, the Bush administration ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to "take the gloves off," approving a list of aggressive techniques for interrogators. Bush administration and top CIA officials who oversaw the project have argued it was a crucial tool that saved lives, but rights groups and foreign governments condemned the methods as torture.