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2 IRA inmates in 2 days end their hunger strikes

After 55 days without food, hunger striker Liam McCloskey gave up his fast Saturday. He was the second Irish Republican inmate to quit the fast in two days -- another blow to the IRA's campaign to win political prisoner status. British officials said McCloskey was transferred from Belfast's Maze prison to a hospital after he requested medical attention.

IRA inmate Bernard Fox quit his fast on Friday for medical treatment. In all , seven hunger strikers have been removed from the fasts, in which 10 have died since March.

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