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Associated Press

"He [the officer] reached out and grabbed her [Rep. McKinney (D-GA)] and she turned around and hit him," Gainer said. "Even the high and the haughty should be able to stop and say, 'I'm a congressman' and then everybody mov

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The Smoking Gun

The Washington headquarters of NASA was raided this week as part of a kiddie porn probe targeting an executive with the space agency. Federal investigators seized a laptop computer, a hard drive, CDs, and other material from the office of James R. Ro

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Washington Post

A federal judge sentenced Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, the Falls Church man convicted of conspiring to kill President Bush and of joining an al-Qaeda cell in Saudi Arabia, to 30 years in prison with 30 additional years of supervised release.

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Los Angeles Times

A federal judge put in place temporary rules to prevent the leak of classified information in the case of alleged Al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla. While agreeing to rules proposed by prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke said she would consid

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New York Times

As the justices of the Supreme Court took their seats Tuesday morning to hear Osama bin Laden's former driver challenge the Bush administration's plan to try him before a military commission, one question — perhaps the most important one — wa

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Boston Herald

2 teenage girls face child pornography charges after posting sexually explicit photographs of themselves on the Internet. A police officer assigned to High School where the girl was a student, discovered the photographs while monitoring the Web site.

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Reuters

Top al-Qaeda operatives in US custody said that Zacarias Moussaoui was untrustworthy and not part of the 9/11 attacks. Most of the testimony was read aloud from detainees who were forbidden from testifying because of national security concerns. Much

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Associated Press

A 13-year-old boy was charged with threatening President Bush — who is scheduled to travel to nearby Cincinnati next week — in two e-mails sent to the mayor, police said. Investigators did not find anything in a search of the boy's home to make t

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Associated Press

The jury that will determine whether Zacarias Moussaoui lives or dies must decide whether to believe Moussaoui himself, who says he planned to fly a plane into the White House on 9/11, or the mastermind of 9/11, who says Moussaoui had nothing to do w

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Assoicated Press

As states have gotten tougher on crime, prisons have cracked down on disruptive inmates by creating high-security segregation units with rules designed to cut off contact with the outside world.

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Washington Post

The federal judge presiding over the prosecution of 2 former lobbyists has focused attention on the imprecise nature of the law they are charged with breaking, the 1917 Espionage Act that restricts the dissemination of national defense information th

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Associated Press

The headquarters supervisor of the FBI's international terrorism operations section testified he had never read an memo in which an agent proposed a full criminal investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui as a possible terrorist airplane hijacker.

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Associated Press

Prosecutors will try to persuade a Texas appeals court to reinstate some of the criminal charges against Rep. Tom DeLay, who is trying to win re-election to Congress while under indictment. Accused of funneling illegal corporate donations to Republic

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Associated Press

The FBI agent who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui in August 2001 accused headquarters of criminal negligence for its refusal to investigate Moussaoui aggressively after his arrest, according to court testimony.

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USA Today

Somewhere in the giant interconnected system of banks, merchants, and transaction processors, someone got hold of not only debit card numbers, but the PINs used to access those accounts as well. No one knows where the security breach occurred or no o

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Associated press

The death-penalty trial of al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui is back on track after a judge reversed course and agreed to admit some evidence about aviation security. US District Judge Brinkema relented from her earlier order barring all such t

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