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  1. Summer break could shift winds on key defence billRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | South China Morning Post

    The US Congress' failure to wrap up its annual defence policy bill before going on summer vacation is giving the Obama administration more time to lobby lawmakers on two key issues - shuttering the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and how to respond to the fatal shootings of military service members in Chattanooga. Both issues have emerged as key sticking points as Senate and House negotiators sought to wrap up work on the fiscal 2016 defence authorisation bill.

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  2. Obama preys on his base's fears to win the Iran debateRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... should be disappointed by Obama's foreign policy. After all, Obama has yet to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Under Obama's leadership, the use of drone strikes has increased and become commonplace in countries like Yemen, Somalia ...

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  3. 'CIA tortured' admits former executiveRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... terrorist recruiter connected with Al Qaeda. Captured in Pakistan in 2002, he is currently in US detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Abu Zubayadah was held in a box measuring less than three feet by three feet, for 29 hours over a 20-day period in ...

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  4. Obama administration actions this recess could shift winds on defense billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Stars and Stripes

    Congress' failure to finish up its annual defense policy bill before going on summer vacation is giving the Obama administration more time to lobby lawmakers on two important issues: Shuttering the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and how to respond to the recent fatal shootings of military service members in Chattanooga. Both issues emerged in recent weeks as key sticking points as Senate and House negotiators sought to wrap up work on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.

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  5. On Native GroundIT Can't Be Denied: the U.S. is Guilty of TortureRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | American Reporter

    ... has prevented terrorist attacks from occurring since 2001. From the Patriot Act to the creation of a gulag at Guantanamo Bay to illegal spying on Americans to the suspension of habeas corpus, 9/11 became the justification for some of the worst ...

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  6. Former Guantanamo detainee Mullah Zakir supports new Taliban emirRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Long War Journal

    Mullah Adbul Qayoum Zakir, a member of the Taliban's executive council and the group's former military commander, denied reports that he disagrees with the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the replacement for deceased Taliban emir Mullah Omar. Zakir is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who is an influential leader in the jihadist group.

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  7. New Supreme Court appointee blogged on Khadr, called Trudeau...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Edmonton Journal

    ... like the Conservative government. He says that CBA position on Khadr (who, after being held for a decade at Guantanamo Bay, pleaded guilty to war crimes and was later transferred to Canada to finish his sentence) was at odds with other cases ...

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  8. Why it's hard to say goodbyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Toronto Star

    ... One of his recurring themes has been the failure of the Obama administration to close the 9/11 prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in spite of its promises. In several shows, he did skits using “Gitmo,” an Elmo puppet dressed up as a ...

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  9. National briefs: Virginia to ban Confederate license platesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Post-gazette.com

    ... policy bill is giving the Obama administration time to lobby lawmakers on shuttering the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There is no date certain yet for when the Obama administration will produce a plan of action that would potentially ...

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  10. The Gargoyle: New Supreme Court appointee blogged on Khadr, called...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Ottawa Citizen

    ... like the Conservative government. He says that CBA position on Khadr (who, after being held for a decade at Guantanamo Bay, pleaded guilty to war crimes and was later transferred to Canada to finish his sentence) was at odds with other cases ...

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  11. Federal judge rejects challenge from Guantanamo Bay detaineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Jurist

    ... for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday rejected [opinion, PDF] a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee who claimed that his detention at the naval base was illegal. Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi ...

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  12. Following Damning Report, American Psychological Association May Prohibit Interrogation InvolvementRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | Common Dreams

    ... The legal facade behind which these heinous acts [of torturous interrogations 'from the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay to the dungeons of Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Bagram air base in Afghanistan'] were conducted relied heavily on the cooperation of ...

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  13. Administration actions this recess could shift winds on defense billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Washington Post

    Congress' failure to finish up its annual defense policy bill before going on summer vacation is giving the Obama administration more time to lobby lawmakers on two important issues: Shuttering the military prison at Guantanamo Bay and how to respond to the recent fatal shootings of military service members in Chattanooga. Both issues emerged in recent weeks as key sticking points as Senate and House negotiators sought to wrap up work on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.

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  14. Navy could face more cases of cancer, illness among Guantanamo Bay personnelRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | Stars and Stripes

    As the Navy investigates reports of seven military and civilian personnel diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses after serving at Guantanamo Bay, one of detention facility's long-time defense attorneys says there could be almost three times as many claims. As of Thursday, the Navy was looking through records on seven cases brought to light by a complaint filed with the Defense Department's inspector general office.

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  15. Nation briefs: Pentagon plans to arm more stateside troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... need to protect DoD assets and lives." WASHINGTON - The United States military may continue to hold a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of being a Taliban fighter even though President Barack Obama has repeatedly said that the United States' war in ...

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  16. US judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detaineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Erie Times News

    "' A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan. Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi, a Yemeni who was captured in Afghanistan, has been held since 2002 at the detention facility in Cuba for terror detainees.

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  17. War crime court proceedings end with little progress for al-Qaida commanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Big News Network.com

    ... Brigadier Gen. Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor for military commissions. The hearings were planned for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from July 20 to July 31, but were delayed two days. According to the defense, the prosecution turned over new discovery ...

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  18. Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    ... even though they rejected his claim of... A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan. ...

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  19. Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hikeRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | KMPH-TV Fresno

    Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes... Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Colorado movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his claim of... A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.

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  20. Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention centerRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes... Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Colorado movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his claim of... A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.

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