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Tupelo post office renamed for Air Force colonel

Nov. 22, 2021 11:43 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A post office in Tupelo now bears the name of an Air Force colonel who was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly a decade. During his captivity, Carlyle “Smitty” Harris wrote a letter to his wife, Louise, that ended up at the same post...

Prisoner gives Guantanamo court first account of CIA abuse

Oct. 29, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went through the brutal U.S. government interrogation program after the 9/11 attacks described it openly for the first time Thursday, saying he was left terrified and hallucinating from techniques that the CIA long sought to keep secret....