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Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report

George J. Tenet, the former C.I.A. director, has been quietly engineering a counterattack against a Senate panel’s finding that officials misled Congress about an interrogation program.

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As Cease-Fire Holds, Gazans and Israelis Tally Damage

A 12-hour pause in fighting has provided a chance for Palestinians to bury the dead and gather belongings, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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World Briefing: Afghanistan: Taliban Kill at Least 14 Bus Passengers

Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses traveling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers, including women and a child, officials said Friday.

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Russia Steps Up Help for Rebels in Ukraine War

Russia has accelerated its intervention, moving more of its own troops to its border with Ukraine, American and Ukrainian officials said on Friday.

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Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy.
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Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

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Gunmen in army uniforms seize Sunni official in Baghdad: police, security officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms have seized a senior local official and prominent member of a Sunni Islamist party from his Baghdad home, police and security sources said on Saturday.

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Short Gaza truce takes hold; many bodies pulled from rubble

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict.

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