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politics lead

December 9th, 2014
06:03 PM ET

Senator: Tough decision to release report given risk of retaliation

With the release of the CIA torture report, many Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee say that report itself is flawed - that the Democrat's biases make it impossible to produce an objective report.

Senator Marco Rubio, along with others, question the timing, saying the release causes danger to American men and women serving abroad, as well as our alliances. Many critics also say this is just about embarrassing the Bush administration.

Democratic Senator Angus King speaks to Jake Tapper on the release of the report.

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world lead

December 9th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

Report details brutal torture by CIA

(CNN) - Just how barbaric did the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques get?

For more on the grisly details of the actual Senate report released today, watch CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr's report.

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national lead

December 9th, 2014
05:49 PM ET

Winter storms, flood watches coming to Northeast

A Nor'easter is bringing a wet, nasty mess to the East Coast with the National Weather Service issuing warnings up and down the east coast. It's already causing travel nightmares, with New York's LaGuardia airport reporting delays of more than four hours.

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world lead

December 9th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

FBI warns of potential terrorism in wake of torture report

(CNN) - According to a federal law enforcement official, a joint FBI/DHS bulletin was issued this afternoon to federal, state and local law enforcement officials warning that today’s terror report may spark online reaction, may influence homegrown violent extremists and that terrorist groups may exploit the findings for recruitment purposes.

Today during an off-camera briefing with reporters, FBI Director Comey said the FBI is "focused on whether it generates any activity overseas or from homegrown violent extremists."

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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December 9th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

An 'Uber' bad week for the ride-sharing app

Uber is one of Silicon Valley's fastest growing start ups. But as the company's reach spreads abroad, so do efforts to put the brakes on the ride-sharing service.

A judge ordered a ban on all Uber operations in Spain, joining New Delhi and Thailand on a list of places to outlaw the app overseas. New Delhi put its ban in place yesterday, after a woman accused an uber driver of rape.

And while the company was recently valued at $40 billion, there are questions over whether Uber can live up to the hype if it continues to run into regulation issues not just internationally, but here in the U.S.

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