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U.S. ‘Underwear bomber’ trial to open in Detroit

A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 was due in court Tuesday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest plots. Jurors will be chosen this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the “underwear bomber,” contests…

Huckabee cartoon attempts woeful retelling of 9/11 attacks

In a new “history” cartoon aimed at children, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, now a Fox News personality, spins an animated, less-than-nuanced retelling of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., with a distinctly pro-Bush, pro-torture spin. In his “Learn Our History,” the former Republican presidential…

Wrong men convicted of Daniel Pearl murder: probe

WASHINGTON — The wrong men were convicted of murdering US reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002, and US officials stood in the way of the real murderers being brought to justice for the grisly crime, a report released Thursday says. British-Pakistani Omar Sheikh and…

Bush on waterboarding: ‘I’d do it again’

Speaking to a crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday, former president George W. Bush told onlookers that his administration did in fact waterboard alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and suggested that his action saved American lives. “Yeah, we water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,” Bush said, according to a local…

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