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US President Barack Obama speaks at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, May 23, 2013. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Gitmo: Parsing what the president actually said

05/23/13 07:36PM

President Obama gave an address at the National Defense University on the future of U.S. anti-terrorism policy on Thursday. The much-anticipated speech focused on the administration’s legal justification for its use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s or drones), the Department of Justice’s surveillance of the Associated Press’ phone lines, and the status of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. In the run-up to the speech, media outlets reported that the speech would center on drones and Guantanamo prison; however, President Obama saved the issue of the 166 detainees for the end of his speech;
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Kiera Wilmot, seen in a screengrab from msnbc's All In w/ Chris Hayes

The teen scientist who faced jail time speaks out

05/23/13 06:22PM

Three weeks ago, All In with Chris Hayes first reported on model Florida High School student Kiera Wilmot, then facing expulsion and felony charges for conducting an independent science experiment on school grounds. After our report and a groundswell of support from the science community, social media platforms and press, the charges against Kiera were dropped. Kiera's punishment was reduced to a ten-day suspension and completion of the Juvenile Justice Diversion Program. read more

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Fla. teen faces felony charges for lesbian relationship

05/22/13 06:32PM

Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, started dating her 15-year-old girlfriend last year. The older of the two teens,  Kaitlyn, was arrested and subsequently charged with “sexual battery on a person 12-16 years old.” If found guilty of this crime, Kaitlyn could serve up to 15 years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender. But the assistant state attorney offered a deal: if she agrees to 2 years of house arrest and one year of probation, she can forgo trial. read more