White House rejects Trump's request to halt Guantanamo transfers
Nineteen Guantanamo detainees have been freed in 2014 -- 13 of them transferred out in little more than a month (AFP)

MIAMI — With little more than two weeks left in the Obama administration, and Congress on notice of a series of looming detainee transfers, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday for a cessation of Guantanamo prisoner releases. The Obama administration swiftly rejected the request. Expect announcements of additional transfers before Inauguration Day, White House spokesman Josh Earnest…