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CIA Urges Judge To Keep Interrogation Documents Sealed; U.S. Troop Errors Resulted in Deaths of Afghan Civilians; Shell Settles Nigerian Human Rights Case

POSTED: 10:50 AM ET, 06/ 9/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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CIA Urges Judge To Keep Interrogation Documents Sealed » In an affidavit, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta defended the classification of certain Bush-era documents that detail the videotaped interrogations of CIA detainees at secret prisons, arguing to a federal judge that releasing the documents would endanger national security and benefit al Qaeda's recruitment efforts. — Washington Post

U.S. Troop Errors Resulted in Deaths of Afghan Civilians » The findings of a military investigation, presented yesterday to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, concluded that U.S. Marines violated military policies in a battle with the Taliban that led to the deaths of dozens of Afghan civilians. — Washington Post

Shell Settles Nigerian Human Rights Case » Royal Dutch Shell PLC agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the oil company was complicit in the the 1995 deaths of Nigerian author and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and others. — Wall Street Journal ($)

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