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Gitmo Hunger Strike Ends?

The hunger strike among inmates at Guantánamo Bay may have come to an end, said military officials on Friday. A statement released by the military reported that 99 of the 102 striking inmates had eaten a hot meal in the previous 24 hours. The hunger strike, which started in February, signified a protest of President Obama's apparent negligence of his promise to close the detention center. A spokesman said that he does not know why the strike appears to have ended. And although it looks to be coming to a close, the strike cannot officially be considered over yet: the military requires caloric intake over several days for that to occur.