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Italy PM: We'll Take Detainees

In what must be welcome news to the White House, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Italy would consider taking on detainees from the Guantanamo detention facility in an interview with CNN on Monday. "If we can do this favor for the American people and the U.S. government, we will certainly do it," Berlusconi said, though he did not specify a number of detainees. He said Italy wants to help fight terrorism, since it's "a phenomenon that affects us all." Congress shut down Obama's plans to close Guantanamo last week over worries relocating the detainees would threaten national security.