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Prosecutors say it’s a case they’ve never seen before, involving a self-proclaimed vampire who made threats of violence. A 45-year-old Indianapolis man will spend more than two years in jail for threatening to torture and kill a judge. He told prosecutors he’s exempt from traditional laws. Instead, he follows vampire law.

A coalition of mega-bands and singers outraged that music — including theirs — was cranked up to help break uncooperative detainees at Guantanamo Bay is joining retired military officers and liberal activists to rally support for President Barack Obama‘s push to shutter the Navy-run prison for terrorist suspects in Cuba.

Most of the prisoners convicted of terrorism crimes in the Guantanamo tribunals are free men today while most of the Guantanamo captives cleared for release in the regular U.S. courts are still imprisoned at Guantanamo. The patchwork system for determining the fate of Guantanamo prisoners is, as President Barack Obama said in a speech on [...]

Harsh interrogation techniques authorized by top officials of the CIA have led to questionable confessions and the death of a detainee since the techniques were first authorized in mid-March 2002, ABC News has been told by former and current intelligence officers and supervisors.

The Central intelligence Agency (CIA) has destroyed 92 tapes of interviews conducted with terror suspects, a US government lawyer has admitted. The agency had previously said that it had destroyed only two tapes. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a lawsuit against the CIA to seek details of the interrogations of terror suspects. [...]