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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.

President Biden speaks during a Sept. 24 summit at the White House that included (clockwise from left) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister at the time. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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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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