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CIA director authorized torture, Braille in the age of the internet, music in 1968

August 10, 2018
Newly declassified CIA memos written by current CIA director Gina Haspel reveal torture techniques at a secret US prison in Thailand. Also, the mother of Osama Bin Laden speaks out. And a look back at…

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Deported from the US to a Somali danger zone

July 4, 2018
The sun was burning brightly when Ahmed arrived in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on a deportation flight from the US earlier this year. The tropical trees swayed slowly in the warm wind, oblivious to …

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Students Help Block Deportaion of 92 Somalis

May 28, 2018
Students in the James H. Binger Center for New Americans and recent Law School graduates played key roles in a class action litigation effort that won a court order on Dec. 19, 2017, temporarily block…

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With birth date in dispute, Twin Cities man faces deportation while insisting he's American

May 19, 2018
The U.S. government wants to deport Ali Abdalla to Somalia. The hurdle? The Twin Cities man insists he is an American.The case hinges on a simple but disputed biographical detail: Abdalla's birth date…

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As the United States seeks to deport more Somalis, Minnesota attorneys push back

April 12, 2018
First ordered to leave the country 16 years ago, Abdulkadir Sharif Abdi was supposed to be deported from Minnesota to his native Somalia late last month. But the flight to Africa took off without him …

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On-again, off-again deportation flight is off again

March 1, 2018
A previously postponed charter flight to deport about 100 Somalis, Sudanese and Congolese immigrants back to Africa has been rescheduled again, lending yet more anxiety and confusion to an already str…

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Efforts underway to block deportation of Somalis

February 28, 2018
Twin Cities attorneys are scrambling to block the deportation of a group of Somalis said to be slated for a federal flight to Africa this week — the government’s first such attempt since a botched dep…

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