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Democrats demand probe into destruction of tapes

Key members of Congress on Friday called for multiple investigations into the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes, charging the agency may have eliminated evidence of torture, obstructed justice or engaged in an illegal coverup. The CIA's disclosure that it had destroyed tapes showing harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects rekindled the emotional controversy surrounding U.S. practices and threatened to reopen the tense confrontation between Congress and the Bush administration that began more than three years ago. Democratic leaders demanded Friday that Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey order a full Justice Department probe into whether the CIA had acted illegally in...

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