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PBC News & Comment: Gitmo Prisoner Balks at Release, Stays in Cuba

Yemeni prisoner Bwazir declines to be relocated to a country where he has no family or connections, highlighting a major problem….--many former Guantanamo prisoners have been dumped in countries where they are left to fend for themselves

--in his latest FOIA-based report, Jason Leopold of Vice News exposes command-level emails that reflect attitudes of commanders dealing with hunger strikers

--this Sunday, Haiti will hold a bizarre presidential runoff election with only one candidate, Jovenel Moise, who’s accused of corruption in banana plantation deal

--our own bizarre presidential primaries are nearing, new poll shows Sanders ahead by 27 points in New Hampshire

--Clintons and their surrogates attack Sanders from many angles, like this captive blog, Blue Nation Review  and orchestrated Twitter attacks on Sanders’ remark about running against the establishment

--reading Sarah Palin’s quotes yesterday, your humble host was so cracked up he forgot to mention John Wayne’s endorsement of Trump; Colbert skewers Palin

--Sarah defends Track Palin’s fresh arrest for domestic violence, blames Obama

--at Kent State U, tenured professor Julio Pino is investigated by FBI for alleged ties to Islamic State

--in Geneva, John Kerry says UN-brokered Syria peace talks are delayed

--British inquest concludes that Putin “probably approved” of polonium poisoning of former KGB agent and Putin critic Litvinenko in Britain in 2006

--newly-discovered CIA file suggests the agency might inject radioactive matter into the bodies of agents to prevent defections; thanks to listener Carl Howard for the news tip!