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Trump orders Guantanamo Bay prison kept open

by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/31/18, 10:51 am

WASHINGTON—Moments before delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds and hundreds of dangerous terrorists only to meet them again on the battlefield,” Trump said in the speech. “I am asking Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them.

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Mattis visits troops at Guantanamo Bay

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/21/17, 11:03 am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited troops Thursday at the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It was the first trip there by a secretary of defense in almost 16 years. Mattis met with troops but did not tour the detention center, which still houses 41 inmates despite former President Barack Obama’s attempts to empty and close it. During his tenure, President Donald Trump hasn’t released any Guantanamo prisoners nor added any to the list of men who have been officially cleared to go home or to a third country for resettlement.

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Cuba attack patients had brain abnormalities

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/06/17, 10:39 am

Doctors discovered brain abnormalities while treating the U.S. victims of mysterious attacks in Cuba. The finding is the most specific to date since the attacks began. Medical tests revealed the U.S. Embassy workers in Havana developed changes to the white matter tracts that allow parts of the brain to communicate.

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