David and Louise Turpin will spend at least 25 years in prison each. The children had described being beaten, starved and put in cages.
District Judge Beryl Howell decries "barbaric mistreatment" of the college student, who returned from North Korea "blind, deaf, and brain dead."
The ongoing support of capital punishment belies this country’s claim to having moved past the primitive stage of human development.
Despite the considerable cloud over his head, Brett Kavanaugh is joining the Supreme Court after what may best be described as a plutocratic coup by the ruling-but-minority Republican Party.
The Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association extends a policy to keep its members out of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
Gina Haspel's confirmation as CIA director sends a message to future administrations that those who authorize and facilitate torture will escape liability.
After eight Republicans and two Democrats on the Intelligence Committee support the veteran official, her confirmation vote by the full Senate could take place before the end of the week.
In 2004, Fatima Boudchar was kidnapped and held in a "black site" prison similar to the one run by Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director.
"The CIA is an agency that is out of control, and they are not doing the job that they were created to do," Truthdig's editor in chief tells The Real News.