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Senate OKs transfer of Gitmo detainees to U.S.

• AP
President Barack Obama won a modest victory Tuesday in his effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, with a Senate vote that allows the government to continue to move  detainees at the facility to the U.S. to be prosecuted.

The measure passed the Senate by a 79-19 vote as part of a larger $44.1 billion budget bill for the Homeland Security Department.

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