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White House Reiterates Vow to Close Guantanamo Prison

U.S. President Barack Obama is pressing ahead with his plan to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, which holds 107 suspected terrorists, many of whom have been there for more than a decade. Speaking at a news conference Thursday in Manila, Obama acknowledged that in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris there will be strong resistance to his plan from Republican lawmakers, many of whom also oppose his effort to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States...

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