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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:26 am | Updated: 2:24 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.

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