Obama Gets Defense Bill Prohibiting Guantanamo Closure

A congressional ban on closing the facility has dogged Obama since he took office in 2009.
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President Barack Obama speaks on Nov. 20, 2016, in Lima.

Photographer: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

For one last time, President Barack Obama is getting a defense policy bill that spurns his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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