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    CIA Considered Using Truth Serum on Prisoners

    According to a previously classified agency report released yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union, the CIA mulled using the sedative midazolam to extract information from terror suspects after 9/11 — despite a ban on using mind-altering drugs for interrogations. Ultimately, the agency never sought Justice Department approval for “Project Medication.” But the 90-page document, obtained by the ACLU through a federal court order, describes how medical professionals were “complicit” in the agency’s torture program. The government is still fighting to keep parts of the report from being released.

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