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6 Feb 2016 10:47 AM EST

Nearly 200 images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, the result of a court battle that has lasted more than a decade, showed bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts. While the American Civil Liberties Union – which has fought for the publication of the photos of Bush-era torture in Iraq and Afghanistan since October 2003 – hailed the belated disclosure, it pledged to keep fighting for approximately 1,800 more images the Pentagon continues to withhold, which it believes documents far more graphic detainee torture. In November, Ashton Carter, the US defense secretary, cleared the way to release 198 of the images after a federal judge rejected longstanding government attempts to suppress the entire cache. The ACLU called the release insufficient, selective and indicative of a cover-up of detainee abuse stretching across the Bush and Obama administrations.

6 February, 2016
'The Great Schism' Between Vatican And Russian Orthodox To Mend?

Church officials from both sides said Friday on Feb 12 Pope Francis and the head of the powerful Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill I, will hold a historic meeting in Cuba.The meeting will be the first between a pope and the Russian patriarch since the eastern and western branches of Christianity... Read more

5 February, 2016
Convicted Maryland Killer From 'Serial' was Calm About Missing Girl

Adnan Syed, whose conviction for a 1999 murder was put into question by the popular podcast "Serial" was calm when he was told the victim was missing, a witness testified at a court hearing on Thursday.Asia McClain Chapman, a high school classmate of Syed's said she spoke with him at a library... Read more

4 February, 2016
Study Says Deodorant Has Big Effect on Armpit Microbes

Researchers have discovered that deodorant and antiperspirants have a significant effect on microbe populations in the armpit. However, they are unsure if the changes are good or bad. Those involved with the study add that they hope to gain a better understanding of how microbes are influenced... Read more

3 February, 2016
Legionnaires' Disease Victims in Flint File Lawsuit

Victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint, Michigan, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a public hospital and six state workers, saying that the water crisis in the area led to sickness and death. The suit currently only mentions damages above $25,000, but lawyer Geoffrey Fieger said... Read more

2 February, 2016
Rare Case of Zika Spread as Sexually Transmitted Disease in Texas

Texas health officials have reported the first case in which the Zika virus may have been transmitted sexually within the U.S. since a fast-moving outbreak of the virus began sometime in 2015. According to the Dallas County Health and Human Services, the case involves a patient who had sex with... Read more

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