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Justice Dept. Memo Redefines 'Torture'

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Justice Dept. Memo Redefines 'Torture'

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Justice Dept. Memo Redefines 'Torture'

Justice Dept. Memo Redefines 'Torture'

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A new Justice Department memo revises and expands the definition of torture, ruling out its use in interrogating prisoners of war. It replaces a controversial 2002 memo that justified the use of torture to protect national security. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal.