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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. - Haiti's creaky, quake-damaged electrical system has delayed a ruling on whether 10 Americans charged with child kidnapping can be released.
     
Prosecutor Josephe Manes Louis says he has written his recommendation, but a power outage Monday kept him from printing it out and giving it to the judge.
     
He also says that because Tuesday is a national holiday, he doesn't expect the judge to issue a decision until Wednesday morning.
     
Manes Louis wouldn't say whether the judge could make a provisional ruling to release the group.
     
The Americans were arrested for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti. They say they were on humanitarian mission and only wanted to help children after the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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