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U.S. Signals End to Legal Fight Over an 'Enemy Combatant'

The Justice Department’s announcement that it may soon free Yaser Esam Hamdi, an American citizen captured in Afghanistan and held as an enemy combatant for nearly three years, signals an end to one of the longest and most important legal struggles to result from the Bush administration’s war on terrorism, administration officials acknowledged Thursday.The department disclosed this week that it was in negotiations to release Mr. Hamdi, who was denied access to a defense lawyer for most of his confinement, a situation that led the Supreme Court to sharply rebuke the administration this summer.Full Story

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