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Obama hopes to leave office with the prison shuttered, since he campaigned on a vow to close it

Difficulties finding a place to relocate detainees forced the president to abandon his original timeline

Washington CNN  — 

The White House’s decision this week to reject a massive defense policy bill – partly for its restrictions on closing the Guantanamo Bay naval prison in Cuba – comes as the administration makes a final push to close the facility in the remaining 15 months of President Barack Obama’s tenure.