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Bin Laden Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty to Plot

This image made available by Al-Jazeera shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman.

NEW YORK - A senior al-Qaida leader and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, captured in Jordan in the past week, pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in New York to plotting against Americans in his role as the terror network's top spokesman. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was brought into the largest courtroom at the federal courthouse shortly after 10 ... more

House OKs Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects

WASHINGTON - The House on Friday endorsed the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even for U.S. citizens seized on American soil. A coalition of Democrats and tea party Republicans fell short in their effort to end the controversial policy established last year and based on the post-Sept. 11 authorization for the use of mi... more

Email Shows Effort to Shield Bin Laden Photos

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WASHINGTON - A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA. The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the ... more

Report Says DNA Test Verified Bin Laden's Identity

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WASHINGTON -- Secret budget documents show that a U.S. military laboratory in Afghanistan analyzed DNA from Osama bin Laden's corpse and confirmed his identify shortly after he was killed by a Navy commando team. The Pentagon denied more than a year ago it had any records of these tests in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request file... more

US Seeks to Use Bin Laden Letters at Terror Trial

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NEW YORK -- Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets of Libya last year. In papers in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan to permit the "critically... more

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