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The now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba.
The now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday.

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Loyola University Chicago students demonstrating for human dignity are joined by people protesting against the military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Loyola University Chicago students demonstrating for human dignity are joined by people protesting against the military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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US starts expected series of releases from Guantanamo prison

A man from Yemen who spent the past 14 years in custody at Guantanamo Bay has been freed and sent to the Balkan nation of Montenegro, the Pentagon said Wednesday, marking the start of what is expected to be a new round of releases from the U.S. base in Cuba.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis, tells reporters that Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis, tells reporters that Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Speaker: Legal steps to stop Obama from closing Guantanamo

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after the president unveiled his plan to shutter the facility and move the detainees to the United States.

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Vice President Joe Biden reacts to comments made by President Barack Obama, accompanied by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Obama announced Pentagon's long-awaited plan to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer the remaining detainees to a facility in the U.S. The plan is Obama's last-ditch effort to make good on campaign vow to close Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba slammed into a wall of Republican opposition on Tuesday, stopping cold Obama's hope for a bipartisan effort to "close a chapter" that began in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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In this Nov. 21, 2013, file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Pentagon’s Guantanamo closing plan lays out costs, savings

U.S. officials say the Pentagon's long-awaited plan to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer the remaining detainees to a facility in the United States calls for up to $475 million in construction costs that would ultimately be offset by as much as $180 million per year in operating cost savings.

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A Guantanamo guard keeps watch from a tower overlooking the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba.
A Guantanamo guard keeps watch from a tower overlooking the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shutter the detention center.

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Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from US

Congress passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States -- something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.

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Joe Raedle Collection: Getty Images News
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What songs are on your “torture playlist?”

It’s pretty well known that suspected terrorists will be broken by having loud music blaring at them at certain intervals.

But what to play...

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President Barack Obama listens as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a news conference at the G7 summit in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama listens as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a news conference at the G7 summit in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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Obama: ‘No Apologies’ for Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

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Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill April 1. Levin has advocated an end to the long standoff over the continuing use of Guantanamo as a prison for terror suspects. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill April 1. Levin has advocated an end to the long standoff over the continuing use of Guantanamo as a prison for terror suspects. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
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Obama Win on Guantanamo May be Short-Lived

President Barack Obama scored a rare win in his 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a Senate panel approved giving him the authority to transfer terror suspects to the United States if Congress signs off on a comprehensive plan to shutter the facility.

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