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Longtime gov't lawyer to lead Gitmo closure effort

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government to be the State Department's special envoy for closing down the military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Clifford Sloan is the pick to reopen the State Department's Office of Guantanamo Closure, shuttered since January and...

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