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  • Judge will allow force-feeding of Gitmo prisoner

    A federal judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that had stopped the U.S. military from force feeding a hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay naval base, saying the man's life hangs in the balance.


  • Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media

    The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in Washington on Wednesday.


  • Black media seek part of court-ordered tobacco ads

    Black media outlets want the nation's tobacco companies to run court-ordered advertisements in their publications as part of a lawsuit charging that the industry lied about the dangers of smoking.


  • Deal reached on tobacco firm corrective statements

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's tobacco companies and the federal government have reached an agreement on publishing corrective statements that say the companies lied about the dangers of smoking and requires them to disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day.


  • Illustration: The Internet

    EDITORIAL: Exposing Uncle Sam's Internet snooping

    Uncle Sam is looking for ways to sharpen his watchful gaze. In the name of fighting terrorism, federal agencies can have a hard time distinguishing the line between legitimate surveillance and unlawful spying.


  • In this combination of images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012 are seen here. (Associated Press/U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

    Big tobacco says corrective statements go too far

    Tobacco companies are urging a federal judge to reject the government's proposed industry-financed corrective statements, calling them "forced public confessions."


  • **FILE** This April 1961 photo shows Fidel Castro (center) with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces at his base of operations at the Australia Sugar Refinery in Jaguey, near Playa Giron, during the Bay of Pigs invasion. (Associated Press)

    Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Cuba

    A federal judge has ruled that a final volume of the CIA's three-decade-old history on the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba can remain shrouded in secrecy because it is a draft, not a finished product.


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