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  • Obama praises Congress for making it easier to transfer detainees

    Obama praises Congress for making it easier to transfer detainees
    KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama praised Congress on Thursday for making it easier to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, but noted that lawmakers’ actions fell short of the flexibility he needs to close the prison. Obama cited...
  • U.S. releases last 3 Uighur detainees at Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON — Three Chinese Muslims, the last of nearly two dozen ethnic Uighurs held for years at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, have been flown to freedom as the Obama administration pushes to empty the prison in Cuba under new rules that...
  • The Uighurs leave Guantanamo -- but not for the U.S.

    The Uighurs leave Guantanamo -- but not for the U.S.
    With the release of the remaining three Uighur inmates at Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration has ended one of the most poignant chapters in the story of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It's no longer controversial that many of the...
  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed issues 'nonviolence' manifesto

    Khalid Shaikh Mohammed issues 'nonviolence' manifesto
    WASHINGTON — The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has written a rambling, deeply religious manifesto that suggests Muslims should not use violence to spread Islam — a sharp departure from his earlier boasts of waging...
  • New video surfaces of missing U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl

    New video surfaces of missing U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl
    A new video has surfaced of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising hope that the soldier captured in Afghanistan in 2009 is still alive. U.S. officials confirmed Wednesday that the video exists and said they believe it is genuine. The video came to light in...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • Countering violent extremism [Commentary]

    Countering violent extremism [Commentary]
    Earlier this month, 28-year-old Todd Wheeler Jr. of Glen Burnie was arrested on charges of making explosives. Had they detonated, the radius of the blast could have caused extensive damage, deaths and injuries. Also this month, Ellicott City resident...
  • Russian envoy demands Guantanamo prison be closed down

    Russian envoy demands Guantanamo prison be closed down
    MOSCOW -- Russia demanded that the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay be closed down as soon as possible after a Foreign Ministry envoy visited the last Russian prisoner still held there. "This trip has just fortified our principled position, which...
  • U.S. holds talks about Yemen detention center for Guantanamo inmates

    U.S. holds talks about Yemen detention center for Guantanamo inmates
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in talks with Yemeni officials to set up a detention facility outside their capital to hold dozens of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan, U.S. and Yemeni officials say. The plan...
  • Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal

     Albania asked to host destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal
    WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
  • For John Grisham, a time to reflect on books and politics

     For John Grisham, a time to reflect on books and politics
    John Grisham is the world's most successful author of legal thrillers (and one baseball novel, last year's "Calico Joe") with sales of more than 275 million copies to his credit. He talked by phone from his office in Charlottesville, Va., about...