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File photo:  Suspected foreign insurgents stand inside their pen in the Abu Ghraib Prison October 27, 2005 which is located on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq

'Torture' report blasts CIA interrogations

The CIA used brutal interrogation tactics that some call torture on detainees but did not uncover any information that prevented a terrorist attack.

That's according to a new report from the senate intelligence committee.

Daily speed feed: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Daily speed feed: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

Report blasts CIA interrogations
- Review claims techniques did not prevent any attacks

Utah troopers escort woman to see ailing son

Utah troopers escort woman to see ailing son

Troopers in Utah took turns driving an 87-year-old woman across the state so she could visit her son in the hospital.

Helen Smith was trying to drive 350 miles by herself to Ogden when she was pulled over for speeding. To make matters worse, Smith then accidentally backed into the trooper's car.

Prince William, Duchess Kate and LeBron James

Wait! What's wrong with this picture?

LeBron James may be king of the court, but when it comes to actual royalty, he clearly did not get the etiquette memo.

Prince William and Duchess Kate met James after Monday night's Nets-Cavaliers game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The couple attended the event as part of a joint fundraising effort between the royal family and the NBA. During their meeting, James presented the couple with a box of cupcakes and posed for pictures.

Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid: Bringing change through laughter

Palestinian American Maysoon Zayid doesn’t want your pity. The comedian only wants you to laugh -- while listening to her message.

"My theory is that positive image creates positive change and alleviates hate. One of the things that I address in my work is that people with disabilities are the most under-represented group of folks in the media and television,” says Zayid. “I think that if we have more positive images of people with disabilities out there that it would help others be less fearful, be less aggressive, and think it's less acceptable to just shun these individuals."

Mom, sons killed on ground in plane crash

Mom, sons killed on ground in plane crash

A mother in Maryland spent her last moments apparently trying to shield her sons from an incoming private jet that hit their home.

The pilot was trying to land at an airport Monday in Gaithersburg. One witness says the plane went belly-up before hitting three houses.

'I can't breathe' protest blocks Berkeley highway

'I can't breathe' protest blocks Berkeley highway

Protesters in Berkeley, California shut down an interstate last night during continuing protests over the grand jury decisions in New York over the chokehold death of Eric Garner and the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Some cars were blocked for hours.

President Barack Obama interviewed by Stephen Colbert on 'The Colbert Report'

Obama takes over 'The Colbert Report'

President Obama took over Stephen Colbert’s job last night on "The Colbert Report."

Acting as Colbert himself, the President did the popular "The Word" segment, but this time it was called "The Decree."

CIA torture secrets revealed

CIA torture secrets revealed

There is tightened security at U.S. facilities around the world today just hours before the CIA's torture secrets are revealed.

A Senate Intelligence report will detail, how the agency used techniques like water boarding, cold exposure and sleep deprivation, on suspects after 911.

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Daily speed feed: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

CIA interrogation report released today (CNN)
- The report will tackle the question of whether torture helped gain intelligence