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After House blocks Gitmo closure, Obama taps envoy

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Under pressure to demonstrate a renewed commitment to shutter the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, President Obama has tapped a high-powered Washington attorney as one of two special envoys dedicated to brokering a deal to close the facility. Obama chose Clifford Sloan, an attorney with extensive experience in all three branches of government, to reopen the State Department’s Office of...