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'Whether it's torture by anybody else's definition, for me it would be torture.' MIKE MCCONNELL, director of national intelligence, on waterboarding. He said certain interrogation techniques saved "tons" of lives

'There was blood on the floor all the way to the kitchen. There was a lot of blood in the lobby. There were empty shell casings outside.' SUZANNE GRIFFIN, a Seattle resident, on suicide attacks that killed six people in Kabul's upscale Serena Hotel on Jan. 14. Griffin was in the hotel gym's locker room when the violence broke out

'The heart is a beautiful organ, and it's not one that...

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