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U.S. transfers six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, Sen. Mary Landrieu loses re-election, and more.

1. U.S. releases six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay
The United States on Sunday announced it had transferred six low-level prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to Uruguay, where they will be resettled in the country. It was the largest group of inmates to leave the prison at one time since 2009. A federal review had recommended all six men be released five years ago, though political pressure in the U.S. and unstable conditions in the men’s home countries of Syria, Tunisia, and Palestine delayed their release. The release brings Guantanamo’s prison population down to 136. “We are very grateful to Uruguay for this important humanitarian action,” Cliff Sloan, a State Department official said in a statement, adding that the transfer “is a major…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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