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WH threatens veto over Gitmo restrictions, environmental concerns

Monday the Obama Administration threatened to veto several major bills, including the House GOP’s annual must-pass Defense authorization bill, as well as spending bills for military construction and the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

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Two more detainees transferred from Guantanamo

Monday the DOD said 2 prisoners of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility were transferred to Senegal. Salem Abu Salam Ghereby and Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar, both Libyans, were cleared for transfer by the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force, which “examined a number of factors, including security issues,” the Defense Department statement said, in recommending their relocation. With their transfer, 89 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay.

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Supreme Court rejects hearing on military detention case

On Monday the US Supreme Court handed a victory to President Barack Obama’s administration by declining to hear a challenge to a law that allows the U.S. military to indefinitely detain people believed to have helped al Qaeda or the Taliban. The high court left intact a July 2013 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that journalists and others who said they could be detained under the law, did not have standing to sue.

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