10 things you need to know today: May 1, 2013

Obama recommits to closing Gitmo, investigators find ricin on suspect's trash, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion

U.S. military guards move a detainee inside Guantanamo in 2010.
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1. OBAMA RENEWS PUSH TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO

President Obama said Tuesday that he was renewing his push to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, a goal he abandoned in the face of congressional opposition during his first term. Obama said the controversial facility is too expensive, and hurts America's international reputation and counterterrorism efforts. The remarks came after the U.S. sent dozens of Navy nurses and medics to help deal with a hunger strike that has spread to 100 of the 166 inmates. [New York Times]

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