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MIAMI (AP) — A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year, a legal organization that represents him said Wednesday.
By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - London's financial district will grow its economic output by more than a third and employ 10 percent more people over the next decade if threats including a possible British exit from the European Union don't materialise, according to a study. A report commissioned by the City of London Corporation, which promotes London as a financial centre, said the City generated 45 billion pounds in what it termed economic output in 2014, with that figure expected to grow by 16 billion in the next 10 years. Growth within the City will help contribute to the creation of 145,000 new jobs across London as a whole, it said.
By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records, sending the bill to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Reversing security policy in place since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the bill would end a system exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Passage of the USA Freedom Act, the result of an alliance between Senate Democrats and some of the chamber's most conservative Republicans, was a victory for Obama, a Democrat, and a setback for Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.