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Parents in California torture case ordered to stand trial: prosecutors

Parents in California torture case ordered to stand trial: prosecutorsA judge on Thursday ordered a married couple to stand trial on 49 counts of torture, false imprisonment and abuse over the treatment of 13 siblings who were found imprisoned and starving in their suburban California home, prosecutors said. David and Louise Turpin were bound over for trial after a two-day hearing in Riverside County Superior Court in which the court heard tape of an emotional 911 call by a 17-year-old girl who climbed out a window and dialed police on a borrowed and deactivated cell phone, said John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Officers who went to the Turpins’ home in Perris, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, found 12 siblings ranging in age from two to 29 inside, suffering from malnourishment, muscle wasting and other signs of severe abuse.



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Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuse

Torture case: 911 audio reveals harrowing details of alleged child abuseA 17-year-old girl, one of the 13 children held captive and tortured by her parents in California, told a 911 operator about the horrors she experienced. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.



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US man sentenced to death for torture killing of 8-year-old

US man sentenced to death for torture killing of 8-year-oldA US man was sentenced to death on Thursday for the torture killing of his girlfriend’s eight-year-old son, who was beaten, starved and forced to sleep in a closet until his death in 2013. The boy’s mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the death of her son, Gabriel. The pair were arrested in 2013 after paramedics were called to a home in Palmdale, northeast of downtown Los Angeles, and found Gabriel unconscious and with a broken skull as well as broken ribs and BB pellets lodged in his groin.



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Special Forces soldier livestreams himself being waterboarded and claims it is not torture in support of Trump's CIA nominee

Special Forces soldier livestreams himself being waterboarded and claims it is not torture in support of Trump's CIA nomineeA US special forces soldier has livestreamed a video of him being waterboarded by his friends, as part of an effort to promote Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA. The president wants acting CIA director Gina Haspel to take leadership of America’s preeminent intelligence agency from Mike Pompeo, who was recently confirmed as his new secretary of state. There is considerable opposition to Ms Haspel’s confirmation by the senate because of her previous role overseeing “black sites” during George W Bush’s so-called war on terror, in which water-boarding and other methods many consider to be torture, were used to interrogate prisoners.



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Gina Haspel Has Reignited the Torture Debate in America

Gina Haspel Has Reignited the Torture Debate in AmericaUntil a few days ago, few people, even in Washington, had heard of Gina Haspel. Now she is the talk of the town for her nomination to direct the Central Intelligence Agency. As the only member of Congress to have suffered torture, Sen. John McCain, emerged in the opening of the debate and regarding the Haspel nomination as the conscience of the nation on the question.



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Fox Cuts Ties With Guest Who Cited John McCain To Defend Torture

Fox Cuts Ties With Guest Who Cited John McCain To Defend TortureRetired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney will no longer appear on Fox News or



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Fox Business Guest Defends Torture: It Worked On John McCain

Fox Business Guest Defends Torture: It Worked On John McCainA guest on Fox Business Network touted torture as an effective way to extract



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Military analyst on Fox Business says torture 'worked' on John McCain

Military analyst on Fox Business says torture 'worked' on John McCainMilitary analyst Thomas McInerney appeared on Fox Business and said torture 'worked' on McCain.



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Edward Snowden Takes On Liz Cheney Over Torture Links To Trump's Pick For CIA

Edward Snowden Takes On Liz Cheney Over Torture Links To Trump's Pick For CIANational Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has jumped into the fray



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Democrats' Surrender On Torture Is Nearly Complete

Democrats' Surrender On Torture Is Nearly CompleteIn the same tweet he used to unceremoniously fire Secretary of State Rex



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