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Italian President Sergio Mattarella granted partial clemency to former CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa, who was convicted in absentia of taking part in a 2003 kidnapping in Milan as part of a CIA detention and interrogation program. Vicenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director John Brennan discussed ISIS, the FBI-Apple dispute over an iPhone, the state of the Iran nuclear deal, and his future plans as President Obama's term draws to a close. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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