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Obama administration expanding use of Guantánamo Bay: report

Forget closing Guantánamo Bay — President Barack Obama has reportedly green-lighted a plan to begin charges against new detainees at the controversial off-shore prison for the first time under his administration. “The Obama administration is preparing to increase the use of military commissions to prosecute Guantánamo detainees, an acknowledgment that…

Holder: Death penalty may not be an option in military tribunals

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have questioned the Obama administration’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in civilian courts. But the alternative — military tribunals — may prevent suspects from being sentenced to the harshest of penalties, Attorney General Eric Holder says. Holder told CBS News Sunday that…