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Questions about CIA interrogation techniques are on our mind today. And a former US Army interrogator talks about how he did his work in Iraq. We meet a young actor from Lithuania who played the part of a guy who seems a lot like Edward Snowden on Russian TV. And we introduce you to an Iranian whose family fled the country. He's just designed a video game about Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The Senate Intelligence Committee releases a long-awaited report today on the CIA's interrogation techniques post-9/11. Meanwhile, the US government puts embassies around the world on high alert. Plus, part two of our week-long look at how a new generation feels about technology and security. Today we have a portrait of "Meryam," a young digital activist in Turkey. And, an update on Lydia, a shark with a GPS tracker, and a Twitter account.
It's all about security today — from the botched attempt to rescue hostages in Yemen, to home-grown jihadis in Canada, to how and why prisoners from Guantanamo Bay have ended up in Uruguay. Also, the author of the new book "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy" talks to us. And a profile of a cyber-sleuth in training at a British university. Plus, an art project that connects residents of New York and Tehran via telephone.
More reaction globally in the wake of the verdict in the Eric Garner case. Plus, why the Orion spacecraft launch is an important first step on getting humans to Mars. And, why top athletes are using Xenon gas to boost their performance.
A New York grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner makes news across the globe today. Plus, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual State of the Nation address today as Chechnya exploded in violence. And an unusual party game called Mafia. It was created by folks in the former Soviet Union and now has a worldwide fan base.
We profile a Minneapolis organization helping refugees adjust to their new lives in America, including learning to walk on ice. Also, we check in Alan Gross, an American government contractor who has spent five years in a Cuban jail on espionage charges. And finally, the story of Paddington Bear, as seen through the eyes of an immigration lawyer.