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Brennan Linsley / AP, file

Per CNN, Oman has accepted 10 Guantanamo detainees "out of consideration for their humanitarian situation."

Obama's past: Closing the detention facility at Guantanamo was a major Obama campaign promise. He signed an executive order in 2009 to shut it down, but that was stymied by Republicans who refused to house detainees on U.S. soil. This transfer leaves 45 detainees in American custody. 242 were held there at the start of Obama's presidency.

Trump's Gitmo plans: "[W]e're gonna load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we're gonna load it up."

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Venezuela's predictable elections herald an uncertain future

The watchful eyes of Hugo Chávez on an election poster in Caracas. Photo: Cristian Hernandez/AFP via Getty

Venezuelans will go to the polls on Sunday, Nicolás Maduro will complete his takeover of the last opposition-held body, and much of the world will refuse to recognize the results.

The big picture: The U.S. and dozens of other countries have backed an opposition boycott of the National Assembly elections on the grounds that — given Maduro's tactics (like tying jobs and welfare benefits to voting), track record, and control of the National Electoral Council — they will be neither free nor fair.

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.