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Threats, jail breaks may blunt Obama plan to empty Guantanamo

Threats, jail breaks may blunt Obama plan to empty Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama's push to close the U.S. prison camp in Cuba has been jeopardized by threats and jailbreaks that freed hundreds of terrorists, officials say.
Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

Awlaki's killing and the Constitution

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- An American overseas is linked to acts of terror in the United States. He repeatedly calls for more American killings. On the run in a foreign desert, he is beyond the reach of the U.S. justice system. So the president, acting to protect the country, orders him killed. A CIA drone strike takes him out in Yemen. Simple, right?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Writer

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
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'Underwear bomber' moved to Colo. supermax

'Underwear bomber' moved to Colo. supermax

DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underwear bomber, was moved from Detroit to Colorado's supermax prison, an official said.
Americans' private data to be kept 5 years

Americans' private data to be kept 5 years

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The Obama administration eased rules on how counter-terrorism analysts may use data collected about Americans for reasons other than national security threats.
Holder defends killing of terrorists

Holder defends killing of terrorists

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday defended the use of "lethal force" against terrorists abroad, even U.S. citizens.

AQAP wants WMD, official says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- It's unlikely the United States will be attacked with weapons of mass destruction though al-Qaida affiliates are pursuing that objective, an official said.
Underwear bomber gets four life sentences

Underwear bomber gets four life sentences

DETROIT, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Convicted terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced to four life terms Thursday by a federal judge in Detroit.

Underwear bomber had ties to al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government released documents that detailed a months-long correspondence between a failed plane-bomber and an al-Qaida leader.

Michigan militia jurors to be chosen

DETROIT, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The case against so-called Christian militia who allegedly plotted to kill police officers in Michigan is set to begin in Detroit.
'Underwear bomber' denied new lawyer

'Underwear bomber' denied new lawyer

DETROIT, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is not entitled to a new standby lawyer, a federal judge in Detroit said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
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U.S. argues terrorist can't get new lawyer

U.S. argues terrorist can't get new lawyer

DETROIT, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- It's too late for confessed terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to seek new counsel before he is sentenced, federal prosecutors said in papers filed in Detroit.
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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (also referred to as Umar Abdul Mutallab and Omar Farooq al-Nigeri; born December 22, 1986), popularly referred to as the "Underwear Bomber", attempted to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on December 25, 2009.

He was subsequently charged on six criminal counts, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder of 289 people. He is in U.S. custody, awaiting further legal proceedings.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the youngest of the 16 children of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, one of the richest men in his caliphate in Kaduna, a state in Nigeria, and a former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria and former Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Economic Development. His mother, Aisha, is the second of his father's two wives.

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