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White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

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January 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise wi...

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January 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm | Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections...

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Puerto Ricans cheer commutation for nationalist Oscar Lopez

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January 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Car horns rang out across Puerto Rico on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced he had commuted the prison sentence of 74-year-old nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera....

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Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

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January 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm | SYDNEY (AP) Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a b...

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Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

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January 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm | TOKYO (AP) Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despit...

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Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

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January 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm | MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and w...

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Aborigine promoted in Australian Cabinet reshuffle

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January 17, 2017 at 6:28 pm | CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia's prime minister has announced a limited reshuffle of his Cabinet in which he appointed the nation's first aboriginal federal minister. Prime Minister Malcolm...

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WikiLeaks hails Manning clemency, makes no mention of pledge

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January 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm | LONDON (AP) WikiLeaks said President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting clemency to the former Army intelligence analyst Tuesday. But the secret-spilling site said littl...

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Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump

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January 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm | MOSCOW (AP) President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the pre...

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