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Senate Clears Bill Banning Guantanamo Detainees From U.S.

  • Moving enemy combatants was an Obama campaign promise in 2008
  • Pentagon has scouted alternate sites in Kansas, Colorado, S.C.
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The Pentagon would be banned from transferring enemy combatants to the U.S. and the detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba would have to stay open under a defense policy bill that won final passage.

The Senate cleared the legislation for President Barack Obama’s signature on a vote of 91-3.