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Sun May 31, 2015, 02:22 AM

In case a T-bagger wants to make an issue: US Nears Deal on Extending Ex-Gitmo Inmates' Travel Ban

WASHINGTON The Obama administration is closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend travel bans for five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. officials said Friday.

A deal now being negotiated with Qatar would see the restrictions that expire Monday extended for another six months, the officials said. If the talks are successful, the agreement could be announced over the weekend, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly speak to the matter.

The White House on Friday acknowledged that discussions were underway with Qatar as to how the former detainees should be handled but refused to divulge details.

"The United States has been in touch with our partners in Qatar about the kind of steps that we believe are important to protecting the national security of the American people," press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/05/29/us/politics/ap-us-united-states-taliban-five.html?_r=0

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delrem May 2015 #1

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Sun May 31, 2015, 02:25 AM

1. Golly gee. I wonder if the talks will be successful?

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