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"Recalling the First Guantánamo Detainees," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, May 03, 2021
"U.S. Captured, Tortured, and Cleared Him. He’s Still in GITMO.," by Spencer Ackerman, The Daily Beast, May 03, 2021
"A Look At Al Qaeda 10 Years After Osama Bin Laden's Death," by Callum Borchers, WBUR, April 30, 2021
"Proud Boys Named "Terrorist Entity' In Canada," by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NPR, May 02, 2021
"US investigating possible mysterious directed energy attack near White House," by Katie Bo Williams and Jeremy Herb, CNN, April 29, 2021
"Trump’s Secret Rules for Drone Strikes Outside War Zones Are Disclosed," by Charlie Savage, New York Times, May 01, 2021
"Opinion: Closing Guantánamo is long overdue," by Anthony Lake and Thomas Wilner, The Hill, April 25, 2021
"Biden Has a Chance to Remedy One of Obama’s Biggest Regrets," by Lee Wolosky, New York Times, April 27, 2021
"Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks," by Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, April 26, 2021
"Supreme Court to Rule on Whether C.I.A. Black Sites Are State Secrets," by Adam Liptak and Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, April 26, 2021
"Biden's move on Afghanistan raises Guantanamo questions," by Rebecca Kheel, The Hill, April 25, 2021
"U.S. to Begin Offering Vaccines to Detainees at Guantánamo Bay," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, April 19, 2021
"‘Sharp Uptick’ in Domestic Terror Prosecutions Will Continue in 2021: Report," by Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report, April 16, 2021
"Senators Urge Biden To Shut Down Guantánamo, Calling It A 'Symbol Of Lawlessness'," by Sacha Pfeiffer, NPR, April 16, 2021
"He Was Convicted of a Bombing Plot. Was It a Setup?," by Rozina Ali, New York Times, April 15, 2021