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Justice Revises Torture Policy

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Justice Revises Torture Policy

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Justice Revises Torture Policy

Justice Revises Torture Policy

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The Justice Department backs away from a narrow and controversial definition of torture. A new memo says torture violates U.S. and international law. The White House came under criticism for a 2002 memo that said President Bush had authority superseding U.S. laws against torture during times of war. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.