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Obama restarts Guantanamo trials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama lifted a two-year freeze on new military trials at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and suggested on Monday Congress was hurting national security by blocking his attempts to move some trials into U.S. civilian courts. Read the full story.
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Gates says killing of Afghan boys a "setback"

KABUL (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates described the mistaken killing of nine Afghan boys by NATO aircraft as a “setback” on Monday as the issue overshadowed a visit to Afghanistan to assess security progress. Read the full story.
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Wisconsin’s Walker dismisses Democratic overture

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dismissed as “ridiculous” a request on Monday from the leader of absent Senate Democrats to meet and negotiate a compromise in their standoff over Republican plans to limit public sector union powers. Read the full story.
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