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Senator Dianne Feinstein delivered a scathing critique of the CIA's handling of her intelligence committee's investigation into a Bush-era interrogation and detention program that began after the September 11, 2001, attacks but was only made public in 2006. "I have grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the Constitution," Feinstein said in a highly critical speech on the Senate floor by a traditionally strong ally of U.S. intelligence agencies. Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the CIA searched the panel's computers to find out how staff obtained an internal agency review that was more critical of the interrogation program than the official CIA report. She said the Central Intelligence Agency's search may have also violated the Fourth Amendment, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and an executive order that prohibits the CIA from conducting domestic searches or surveillance.
BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million — more than half the country's children — with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.