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Appeals court nixes release of Gitmo detainee

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday vacated the release of a detainee still at Guantanamo Bay who says he was tortured into falsely confessing that he was part of al-Qaida. U.S. officials say Saeed Hatim of Yemen acknowledged ...

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Process for Guantanamo detainee reviews in the works

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials are drafting an executive order that would set up a review process for detainees held indefinitely at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House said Wednesday. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told ...

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Obama to tap lawyer for D.C. circuit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is nominating an attorney from New York County’s district attorney’s office to a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. A government official said Wednesday that Obama was nominating Caitlin Halligan, general counsel at ...

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Appeals court: Once al-Qaida, always al-Qaida?

WASHINGTON — Appeals court judges deciding whether to release a Guantanamo Bay detainee asked Friday: If once an al-Qaida member, always an al-Qaida member? The Obama administration has appealed an order for the release of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who has ...

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