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  1. Did pressure on Gitmo releases doom Hagel? Update: Flournoy pulls outRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Hot Air

    It's no secret that Barack Obama wants to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, although his zeal for the project has often been questioned. Obama's first action as President consisted of a directive to close the prison, but almost six years later, it's still in operation - and relatively popular , at least in contrast with the alternatives .

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  2. Guantanamo added to White House-Hagel frictionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Politico

    The White House has publicly signaled that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's abrupt resignation stemmed from concerns about his ability to handle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but part of what alienated Hagel from from Obama's inner circle was the defense chief's resistance to directives to whittle down the prisoner population at Guantanamo Bay, sources familiar with the situation said. When Obama began pushing last year to reinvigorate the process of closing Guantanamo, White House aides repeatedly urged Hagel to sign off on transfers of detainees who'd long been cleared for release.

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  3. Long Read: Hagel, Guantanamo Bay and a Ticking ClockRead the original story

    Monday | US News & World Report

    The president's farewell to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel eclipses his dismissal of a number of Guantanamo Bay detainees over the weekend. On a busy day at the start of Turkey Week, the president's sacking of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is dominating the headlines .

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  4. Transfers show Gitmo closure still a priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WPTV Local News

    While the nation focused on the immigration plan President Obama introduced Thursday evening, the administration was quietly working to achieve another one of the president's goals closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. Obama used his executive powers Friday and again Saturday to quietly transfer six detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Georgia, Slovakia and Saudi Arabia .

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  5. A Timeline Of Issues That Occurred During The Chuck Hagel EraRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... Taliban in order to win the release of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl. The US traded give Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to win Bergdahl's release. The prisoner swap was immediately criticized as Bergdahl may have purposefully deserted his post ...

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  6. Tunisian detainee released from Guantanamo BayRead the original story

    Monday | PressReleasePoint

    ... class="active">Tunisian detainee released from Guantanamo Bay

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  7. Capital Journal: Obama's Unilateral Actions Raise Risks |...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Wall Street Journal

    ... actions. Now, the White House is exploring options for the president to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay without Congress's approval. The president has long promised to press ahead on his agenda with or without lawmakers' support, but ...

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  8. Seventh terrorist suspect released from Guant namo in two weeks; Republicans protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Catholic.org

    A Saudi Arabian man has been released from the terrorist holding facility Guantanamo Bay. He was the seventh such suspect in two weeks to have been transferred from the United States to another nation.

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  9. Obama Administration Releases More Gitmo DetaineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Townhall

    When the Obama administration released one of Guantanamo Bay's longest serving detainees earlier this month - the first since May when five captives were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl - we knew it was a clear sign more would soon be coming, much to Republicans' dismay.

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  10. MomentumAN Embarrassment of RichesRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2010 | American Reporter

    ... year. During the 2008 campaign, both candidates Barack Obama and John McCain promised to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. However, President Obama, apparently scared by the right-wing paranoids, hasn't transferred any prisoners to maximum federal ...

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  11. Forever prisoner' sent from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The U.S. military has released to Saudi Arabia a captive who was held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner." A Saudi plane fetched Muhammed Zahrani, 45, on Friday, reducing the detainee population at Guantanamo to 142.

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  12. US releases Saudi Guantanamo Bay detaineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Al Bawaba

    Saudi Arabian inmate Muhammad Mardhi Isa Al-Zahrani , who was repatriated from Guantanamo Bay, arrived in the Kingdom on Saturday morning, security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said. Al-Zahrani was freed within the efforts to return Saudi prisoners detained abroad, SPA reported.

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  13. Saudi prisoner released from GitmoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | American Thinker

    A Saudi citizen held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp is being returned to Saudi Arabia to enter a government-sponsored terrorist rehab program. Muhammad al-Zahrani becomes the sixth Gitmo prisoner transferred in the last few days.

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  14. US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, to take part in...Read the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | Memeorandum

    US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay, to take part in militant rehab program - FILE 2006: A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba. The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across hundreds of news outlets and blogs, too many for any one person to read.

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  15. U.S. releases 'forever prisoner' from Gitmo to SaudisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Columbian

    The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner." A Saudi plane fetched Muhammed Zahrani, 45, on Friday, reducing the detainee population at Guantanamo to 142.

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  16. US Transfers Saudi Prisoner From Guantanamo Bay PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Big News Network.com

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  17. Guantanamo inmate released to Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Jerusalem Post

    A Saudi inmate held for 12 years at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of fighting in Afghanistan for al-Qaida has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the US Defense Department said on Saturday. Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani was cleared for transfer last month by a review board, which said it took into account the uncorroborated nature of the information about his links to al-Qaida as well as his expressions of regret.

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  18. Saudi Detainee Transferred From GuantanamoRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | TalkLeft

    ... today. He agreed to participate in the Saudi rehabilitation program. Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just the past two weeks. Officials have said more prisoners will be released in the coming ...

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  19. Pentagon releases Saudi detainee from Guantanamo BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | UPI

    A Saudi man and former militant was released from Guantanamo Bay and transferred to a rehabilitation program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Department of Defense reports. In a statement released Saturday , DOD said the detention of Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani "does not remain necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States."

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  20. Huskers drop second straight, 28-24Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan announced on Saturday that all fraternities and related activities would be suspended through at lea... -- Another detainee who had been held at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center was released on Saturday, as the Department of Defense announced the transfer o... Attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City last week, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talked about all o... After jumping out to a 21-7 lead, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were stunned at Memorial Stadium, giving up 21 second half points, en route to a 28-24 loss to Minnesota Saturday.

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