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Cancer connection? Guantanamo lawyers anxious about ill colleagues, 3 deaths

MIAMI Nearly two weeks after a former Guantanamo attorney asked the Inspector General's Office at the Pentagon to investigate whether the war court compound at the remote base was linked to seven cases of cancer, a base spokeswoman said Monday that the Navy was aware of the issue and looking into it. "The Department of Defense is aware of concerns about possible carcinogens around the Department of Defense Military Commissions site," base spokeswoman Kelly Wirfel said by email from Guantanamo on Monday afternoon. "We take any health concerns very seriously. Working together with the Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and other environmental and health officials, Navy...