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Latest Implications For Iran Prisoner Exchange

Iran has released five Americans in what is an apparent prisoner swap. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to foreign affairs analyst Robin Wright about the exchange and the diplomatic gamble.
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Pentagon Transfers 10 Gitmo Detainees To Oman

The Pentagon on Thursday transferred 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Oman in the largest single transfer to a single country under the Obama administration. There are also reports 30 more people could be transferred out of the detention center by this summer, and the administration wants to move the balance of the prisoners to the United States.
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Human Rights Groups Criticize Use Of Cluster Bombs In Yemen Conflict

Human rights groups say there has been a marked increase in the number of Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen recently. Many are worried about the use of American-made cluster bombs in civilian areas, which could pull the U.S. further into the conflict.
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With Latest Transfers, Guantanamo Now Holds Fewer Than 100 Detainees

A total of 14 detainees have been transferred to Kuwait, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Oman in the past two weeks. That leaves 93 detainees at the military prison in Cuba.
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Secretary Kerry Highlights Diplomacy In Freeing U.S. Sailors Held By Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry addressed relations with Iran on Wednesday after the release of 10 U.S. sailors who were held for several hours when they drifted into Iranian waters.
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Cubans Rush To U.S. Ahead Of Potential Changes To Immigration Policy

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute, about why the U.S. policy for Cuban migrants is different from others.
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Iran Tells Kerry It Is Dismantling, Destroying A Key Nuclear Component

It would be a big step toward reducing Iran's nuclear program and triggering sanctions relief. Relations forged in nuclear talks may have helped get U.S. sailors released after Iran detained them.
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What National Security Issues Did Obama Not Bring Up In The State Of The Union?

Critics wanted President Obama to detail the next phase of his strategy against ISIS in his State of the Union address. What he didn't say about Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria was just as significant.
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U.S. Navy Sailors Detained By Iran Ahead Of State Of The Union Address

Ten U.S. Navy sailors are being detained by Iran after Tehran said they drifted into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf. The reports came ahead of President Obama's final State of the Union address.
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About 10 U.S. Navy Sailors Currently Detained By Iran

About 10 U.S. sailors are being detained by Iran after they allegedly strayed into Iranian waters on their way from Kuwait to Bahrain Tuesday. Iran says the troops are safe and will be returned.

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