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Pentagon Denies Rumsfeld Eased Interrogation Rules

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Pentagon Denies Rumsfeld Eased Interrogation Rules

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Pentagon Denies Rumsfeld Eased Interrogation Rules

Pentagon Denies Rumsfeld Eased Interrogation Rules

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The New Yorker reports that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized a secret program that allowed interrogation practices that may have led to the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison. The Pentagon calls the story "outlandish, conspiratorial, and filled with error and anonymous conjecture." Lawmakers say they will pursue the growing scandal as high as it goes. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.

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