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Special Report: Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama's goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.

Special Report: Pentagon thwarts Obama's effort to close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama's goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.

Obama opens White House doors to forge CEO alliances

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama, who made few friends in corporate board rooms early in his first term as he pressed for tighter regulations on banks and remarked on the "fat cats" who helped precipitate the financial crisis, heads into his final year in the White House having built – or rebuilt – alliances with chief executives of the nation's biggest companies.

Biden offers new account of his advice to Obama on bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he advised President Barack Obama in May 2011 to go ahead with the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, contradicting his past comments about the discussions leading up to the operation.

Joe Biden says he did not oppose bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he had supported the U.S. raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeking to clarify his role and shield himself from potential criticism as he weighs whether to enter the 2016 presidential race.

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Bernie’s brother captures social media in tearful tribute

It's a tearful night for some Bernie Sanders supporters at this year's Democratic National Convention, as delegates from all 57 U.S. states and territories cast their votes, ensuring Secretary Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nomination.