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Veterans Used In Secret Experiments Sue Military For Answers

The U.S. military exposed tens of thousands of troops to chemical and biological agents before 1975. Today, those vets are seeking health care and details on what substances they were given.

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Veterans Used In Secret Experiments Sue Military For Answers

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The plaintiffs in the case are inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. "In the most severe cases," Juan Mendez says, indefinite solitary confinement — like that practiced at Pelican Bay — "can even be considered torture." Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Observers Hope California Agreement Succeeds In Ending Indefinite Solitary

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Before Superstardom, Williams Sisters Stunned On Compton's Courts

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Jesse Eisenberg's New Book Gets Seriously Absurd (And A Little Serious)

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Classic Sounds And Fresh Updates With Betto Arcos

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