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Chicago Tribune The White House announced Tuesday it is halting the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen, a move that could complicate President Barack Obama's plans to close the controversial prison.

The White House took the step in the wake of new evidence that Yemen is a center for al-Qaida activity. A Yemeni group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the failed Christmas Day attack on an airliner bound for Detroit.

It also stands to sharply increase the number of Guantanamo inmates who could be moved to rural Thomson, Ill., site of a state prison the Obama administration wants to buy and operate as a federal prison and military detention center.
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