Politics

4:16am

Wed July 29, 2015
Politics

New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 1:22 pm

Captives separated by a fence conduct communal evening prayers at the Camp 6 prison building at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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A top White House official is floating a plan to relocate all of the so-called "enemy combatants" held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some top congressional leaders had criticized President Obama for not spelling out how he'd shut down that facility, as he promised to do days after taking office in 2009.

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4:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Business

New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Long Overdue Redesign

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:31 pm

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4:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Law

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 5:31 pm

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4:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
Africa

President Obama Addresses African Union In Ethiopia

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 1:09 pm

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President Obama addressed the African Union today in Ethiopia, the first U.S. president to speak to the continental body. He praised Africa's progress, but promised to keep pointing out lingering problems with human rights and democracy.

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4:00pm

Tue July 28, 2015
It's All Politics

After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 8:52 am

Dana Bowerman's lifelong best friend Michelle Elliott holds a photograph of the two together. Bowerman is serving a nearly 20-year sentence for federal drug conspiracy charges. She was holding out hope for clemency for nonviolent drug offenders but it is unlikely that she will receive an early release date.
Matthew Ozug NPR

It took a while for Dana Bowerman's long prison sentence to sink in.

Bowerman is a onetime honor student and cheerleader whose brassy personality cleared most obstacles from her path. But there was one hurdle her quick mind couldn't leap. In early 2001, Bowerman got sent away for nearly 20 years on federal drug conspiracy charges, her first and only offense. It wasn't until two years in, in her bunk behind a fence in a Texas prison, that her fate seemed real.

"It was a hard swallow," Bowerman said.

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