Cuba

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Witness Against Torture demonstrates for the closure of the Guantánamo Bay offshore prison. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/shriekingtree/6688582501">Justin Norman</a>/flickr/cc)</p>
Asked whether the president will shutter the prison, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, "That certainly is our goal and our intention."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Iranian medical personnel cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for an elderly woman who has infected by the new coronavirus disease in a COVID-19 section of the Rasoul-e-Akram hospital in western Tehran at midnight on December 14, 2020. (Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The 27 Democrats called for "much-needed and overdue changes to the way we use...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
<p>Protesters march in front of the White House to call for the closure of Guantánamo Bay military prison. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/3378018795/">Greg Foster</a>/flickr/cc)</p>
Rights advocates urged the president to act "in a just manner that considers...

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For the first time, Reporters Without Borders have added the U.S. and U.K to their annual press freedom index of countries - including longtimers like Iran, Bahrain and North Korea - that repress online speech and use the internet to conduct domestic surveillance. They specifically call out the hypocrisy of abuses by government agencies within supposed democracies - cue the NSA - that have "hacked into the very heart of the Internet...(and) turned it into a weapon in the service of special...