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Bill leaves status of Baltimore County man, other Guantanamo detainees unchanged

Bill leaves status of Baltimore County man, other Guantanamo detainees unchanged

Congressional negotiators stripped a provision from an annual bill that would have opened up a way for a Baltimore County man who has spent more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay to leave the military prison, officials said Tuesday.

A senior aide to the House Armed Services Committee said the bill will not make any changes to the law on the military prison where 60 terror suspects are being held. The aide called the bill's approach to the prison "status quo."

Among the detainees is Majid Khan, who graduated from Owings Mills High School before heading to Pakistan and linking up with senior al-Qaida leaders. He has pleaded guilty before a military commission to...

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