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Jane Sutton

U.S. repatriates two Guantanamo prisoners to Sudan

Dec 19 2013

The United States has sent two detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their native Sudan, the Defense Department said on Wednesday, the latest transfers in a effort toward eventually closing the controversial prison.

U.S. general who opened Guantanamo prison says shut it down

Dec 12 2013

MIAMI The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every negative perception of the United States."

U.S. general who opened Guantanamo prison says shut it down

Dec 12 2013

MIAMI The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every negative perception of the United States."

U.S. general who opened Guantanamo prison says shut it down

Dec 12 2013

MIAMI The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every negative perception of the United States."

Pilot whales head back to sea after beaching in Florida

Dec 05 2013

MIAMI Most of the pilot whales that were stranded in the Florida Everglades swam into deeper water on Thursday while rescuers tried to chase the rest out to sea by banging on pipes and revving their boat engines.

Dozens of whales beached in Florida's Everglades, 10 die

Dec 04 2013

MIAMI Ten whales have died and rescuers were trying to save dozens more that beached in Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, park and wildlife officials said on Wednesday.

Dozens of whales beached in Everglades National Park in Florida

Dec 04 2013

MIAMI Dozens of whales were beached in the Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, and rangers and wildlife workers were trying to keep the animals stable until the tide rose enough to allow them to return to sea, a park spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Sudanese prisoner finishes Guantanamo sentence, will head home

Dec 03 2013

MIAMI A Sudanese weapons trainer who pleaded guilty to conspiring with al Qaeda finished his sentence at the Guantanamo prison on Tuesday and will be sent home "as soon as practicable," the Pentagon said.

Lesbian ex-partner has parental rights: Florida Supreme Court

Nov 07 2013

MIAMI A woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner can share parental rights to the child, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

Australian asks U.S. court to overturn his Guantanamo conviction

Nov 05 2013

MIAMI Australian David Hicks was so desperate to get out of the Guantanamo prison that he pleaded guilty under duress to a charge that was not actually a war crime, his lawyers said in an appeal filed on Tuesday.

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