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Senate committee votes to release CIA torture report

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.

The result sets the stage for what could be the fullest public accounting of the Bush administration's record when it comes to waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques.” The panel voted 11-3 Thursday to order the declassification of almost 500 pages of the 6,300-page review.

“The report exposes brutality that stands in sharp contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never be allowed to happen again. This is not what Americans do,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee chairwoman, said.

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