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  1. Republicans Reject Calls on Guantanamo Bay ClosureRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

    ... press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Mr. Obama intends to press ahead with his goal of closing Guantanamo Bay, despite "barriers" imposed by Congress. Lack of cooperation from Congress has "been the source of a lot of disappointment to ...

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  2. Third Supreme Court showdown looms for Omar KhadrRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Canada.com

    ... Court of Canada next week for the third time in seven years. The Conservative government wants the former Guantanamo Bay detainee kept confined to a federal penitentiary in Alberta, overturning a provincial appellate court ruling that Khadr, 28, can ...

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  3. Republicans Reject Calls onGuantanamo Bay ClosureRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    Senate Republicans are rejecting renewed calls by Democrats and a retired Supreme Court justice to expedite closing Guantanamo Bay, saying they fear released detainees could pose a security threat. Republicans disagreed on speeding up the closure of the facility, citing concerns about recidivism among released prisoners.

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  4. Ed Royce: Gitmo detainees release 'inconsistent with U.S. law'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Six detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay in December with no restraints to mitigate the risk of their return to battle - an action "inconsistent with U.S. law," the leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday. Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican, said that, despite a law requiring the administration to take preventative steps to ensure detainees don't engage in terrorist activities after being released, six prisoners were released to Uruguay with no restrictions or coordination with the local government.

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  5. Gitmo detainees released to Uruguay remain terrorist threat, House committee findsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Six former Guantanamo Bay detainees released to Uruguay remain a terrorist threat, in spite of assurances by the Obama administration, because they do not appear to be under any of the restrictions U.S. officials promised had been imposed, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce said in a letter released Wednesday. In the April 29 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Royce seeks an explanation for why committee staff sent to investigate the detainees found them living without apparent restrictions and free to travel.

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  6. Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Six detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay in December with no restraints to mitigate the risk of their return to battle - an action "inconsistent with U.S. law," the leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday. Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican, said that, despite a law requiring the administration to take preventative steps to ensure detainees don't engage in terrorist activities after being released, six prisoners were released to Uruguay with no restrictions or coordination with the local government.

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  7. Obama's Next Executive Order: Closing Guantanamo BayRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Townhall

    Speaking at the White House Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked directly by a reporter if President Obama was willing to close Guantanamo Bay through an executive order. Earnest didn't say no.

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  8. Inside the mind of Omar KhadrRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | MacLeans

    ... glimpse yet of his current mindset-one day before the province's high court will decide if the former Guantanamo Bay inmate, now 28, should be set free with conditions. "I can't afford to be bitter," he said. "I did something bad and I'm here for a ...

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  9. 'Threat to foreign relations': Canada delays former Gitmo detainee's bail decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    ... would have been the first time the man, who was captured at the age of 15 and jailed in America's notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, got a glimpse of freedom in 13 years. The government lawyers filed an emergency motion to keep Khadr in prison until ...

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  10. Canadian judge delays bail decision for ex-Gitmo inmateRead the original story

    Yesterday | NewsandSentinel.com

    A Canadian judge said Tuesday she needs more time to make a decision on whether a former Guantanamo Bay inmate should be released on bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States. Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby is expected to announce her decision Thursday morning.

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  11. Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner In Canada Wants To Be Released On BailRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    Omar Khadr was just 15 years old when he was taken to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002 - the youngest person ever to be incarcerated at the controversial camp. After a decade there, he was transferred to a prison in western Canada as part of a plea deal.

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  12. Canadian Govt Seeks Emergency Stay on Ex-Gitmo Bay Inmate's BailRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | International Business Times

    IN PHOTO: Defendant Omar Khadr, a native of Toronto, Canada, listens to testimony during his commissions trial at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, in this courtroom sketch October 27, 2010. Khadr, who was 15 and gravely wounded when captured during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002, admitted he conspired with al Qaeda and killed a U.S. soldier with a grenade.

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  13. Omar Khadr bail in limbo until Thursday-Image1Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | DurhamRegion.com

    ... that Ross's order threatens the international treaty under which Khadr was brought back to Canada from Guantanamo Bay in 2012. As such, Crown prosecutor Bruce Hughson said, bail for Khadr would cause "irreparable harm" to other Canadian prisoners ...

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  14. John Paul Stevens says some held at Gitmo should get reparations from US governmentRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | ABA Journal

    Just as the U.S. government paid reparations to citizens of Japanese descent interned during World War II, it should now consider doing so to some individuals held at the U.S military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a retired U.S. Supreme Court justice says. In a Monday speech at a Washington, D.C., hotel, John Paul Stevens said those held at Guantanamo Bay even after it was determined that they are not a threat to the U.S. "are entitled to some sort of reparation," the Washington Post reports.

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  15. The Evening Blues - 5-5-15Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... plea deal for killing a US soldier when he was 15. Khadr, who was at one point the youngest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, was granted bail last month by a court in Edmonton, Alberta as he appeals an American military conviction he ...

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  16. Obama Pressed to Free More From GuantanamoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Wall Street Journal

    Three Senate Democrats and a former Supreme Court justice pressured the Obama administration this week to speed its winding down of the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility, following a gap in releases since the January transfer of six detainees.

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  17. Omar Khadr would face numerous bail restrictions if releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CBC News

    ... by American soldiers in Afghanistan in July 2002. He spent nearly 10 years in a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to five war crimes - including the murder of an American special forces soldier - before a ...

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  18. Former justice backs reparations for some Gitmo detaineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2012 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens said this week that the government should compensate detainees who have been cleared for transfer but are still being held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Stevens's call to give reparations to dozens of detainees comes as the Pentagon is racing to move those inmates ahead of possible congressional action that could restrict transfers.

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  19. Is This Obama's Last Chance to Close Guantanamo Bay?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | National Journal

    A military officer stands near the entrance to Camp VI at the U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, June 25, 2013. Another year, another White House threat to veto the annual defense-authorization bill over Guantanamo.

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  20. Khadr bail decision on hold until ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CottageCountryNow.ca

    ... that Ross's order threatens the international treaty under which Khadr was brought back to Canada from Guantanamo Bay in 2012. As such, Crown prosecutor Bruce Hughson said, bail for Khadr would cause "irreparable harm" to other Canadian prisoners ...

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