Obama signs order to close Guantanamo in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama began overhauling U.S. treatment of terror suspects, signing orders to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Obama also has signed orders reviewing military trials of terror suspects and banning the harshest interrogation methods.

With three executive orders and a presidential directive, Obama is reshaping how the United States prosecutes and questions al-Qaida, Taliban or other foreign fighters who pose a threat to Americans.

The centerpiece order would close the much-maligned U.S. prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year. It would fulfill a key Obama campaign promise.

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