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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

U.S. Officials: Gitmo Detainees Will Go To Thomson, Illinois

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal inmates and up to 100 detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said late Monday.

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