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Obama chooses lawyer as Guantanamo closure envoy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with an extensive government experience to be the State Department's new special envoy for closing down the prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Officials familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that Clifford Sloan is the pick to reopen the State Department's Office of Guantanamo...