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White House Says Torture Legislation Unnecessary

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White House Says Torture Legislation Unnecessary

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White House Says Torture Legislation Unnecessary

White House Says Torture Legislation Unnecessary

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The White House dismisses reports that the administration urged Congress to drop a proposal prohibiting intelligence agents from torturing prisoners. A White House spokesman claimed such legislation was unnecessary because torture is already banned. NPR's Renee Montagne reports.