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Abu Zubaydah, who has never been charged, is held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He is at the center of Wednesday's case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court considers whether CIA's black sites are state secrets

The case's central issue concerns whether a Guantánamo Bay detainee who has never been charged with a crime can subpoena testimony from the CIA contractors who supervised his torture.

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Long promised and often delayed, the 'pivot to Asia' takes shape under Biden

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Abu Zubaydah, who has never been charged, is held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He is at the center of Wednesday's case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court considers whether the CIA's black sites are state secrets

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