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June 10, 2009 7:39 PM

Palau agrees to accept Uighur detainees from Guantanamo

To the relief of the Obama administration, the South Pacific island nation of Palau agreed Wednesday to take the 17 Chinese Uighurs still being held at Guantanamo, the first major release of detainees since President Barack Obama announced his plan to close the prison by next January.

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