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Witness Says At Trial She Was A Prostitute At 12

A trial has begun in Nashville for nine Somali defendants charged with running a multi-state child sex trafficking ring.

04/09/2012

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Sex Trafficking Case Set To Start In Nashville

After days of selecting jurors, attorneys are set to give opening arguments on Monday in the trial of more than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee.

03/26/2012

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Minn. Money-Transfer Shops Stop Taking Somali Cash

Money-transfer businesses that cater to Somali immigrants in Minnesota have stopped accepting money bound for the East African country, a day before a key bank was due to stop processing the transactions.

12/29/2011

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Somali Refugee Admits To Aiding Terror Group

A 25-year-old Somali refugee living in San Diego has pleaded guilty to sending money to a group of men from Minnesota who joined the al-Shabab terror group fighting in her African homeland.

12/01/2011

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Mpls. Man Gets 6 Months For Assaulting Somali

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for assaulting an 83-year-old Somali man.

11/29/2011

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Homeland Security Sec. Talks Mpls-Linked Terrorism

After a suicide bombing in Somalia this past weekend was linked to a young man from Minneapolis, homeland security is on the minds of law enforcement here. Amelia Santaniello had the chance to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano about it Tuesday.

11/02/2011

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Resolution On St. Cloud Harassment Complaints

A tentative agreement to resolve complaints that Somali students were harassed in St. Cloud calls for the school district to report any future incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/24/2011

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Defendant In Minn. Somali Case Pleads Not Guilty

A judge has ordered a Somali man jailed until his trial on charges he helped finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab.

10/20/2011

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FBI Began Investigating Minn. Women In Summer 2008

An FBI agent testifying in the trial of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia says authorities began investigating them in the summer of 2008.

10/06/2011

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Somali Man Gets Release Revoked After Violation

A Somali man who was to be released to his family’s home pending sentencing on terror charges will remain in custody.

09/30/2011

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Defendant In Minn. Somali Case Gets Own Interpreter

A Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab will be allowed to have his own court interpreter.

09/30/2011

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Transcripts Hint At Evidence In Minn. Terror Case

Transcripts of secretly recorded phone calls shed some light on the case against a man suspected of helping young Somali men leave Minnesota to join al-Shabab.

09/23/2011

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Somali Language At Issue In Terror Suspect Case

Attorneys for a Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab say they want their own interpreter.

09/16/2011

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Somali Language At Issue In Terror Suspect Case

A U.S. court hearing is scheduled to resume for a Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab.

09/16/2011

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Minn. Terror Suspect Sent Home To Await Sentencing

A Somali man who’s been in custody more than two years on terror charges will be released to his parents’ home in Minnesota under strict conditions while he awaits sentencing, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

09/07/2011

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News Regarding Famine Gets Worse For Somalis

For the tens of thousands of Somalis living in Minnesota, the news just got worse regarding famine in their homeland.

09/05/2011

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Minn. Somali Man Pleads Guilty To Terror Charge

A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to a terror-related charge for helping recruit men to travel to Somalia to take up arms with the terror group al-Shabab.

07/18/2011

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Minn. Woman IDs Alleged Suicide Bomber As Stepson

A St. Paul Somali woman has identified a man thought to have been involved in a suicide bombing in Somalia as her stepson, Farah Mohamed Beledi.

06/07/2011

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Somali Youth Discuss Radicalization At Forum

The imam of a central Ohio mosque says the area’s Somali community has tried to prevent radicalization among its younger members in recent years.

04/23/2011

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Feds Question Supporters Of Ohio Somali Leader

Federal authorities have been questioning several U.S.-based supporters of an American citizen originally from Somalia who leads a group that advocates for the rights of people living in the northern part of the embattled African country, The Associated Press has learned.

04/02/2011

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Autism Fears, Measles Spike Among Minn. Somalis

Health officials struggling to contain a measles outbreak that’s hit hard in Minneapolis’ large Somali community are running into resistance from parents who fear the vaccine could give their children autism.

04/02/2011

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Feds Question Supporters Of Ohio Somali Leader

The Ohio-based president of a group representing three territories in northern Somalia has drawn the attention of federal prosecutors.

04/02/2011

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Hearing Canceled For Somali Held On Terror Charges

A Somali man who has been in custody for more than two years on terror-related charges is expected to ask a federal judge in Minneapolis Monday to be released while he waits to be sentenced.

03/28/2011

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Local Muslims Respond To Congressional Hearings

Emotions were high during Congressional hearings on terrorism. Members from several Muslim and Somali American groups gathered to watch the hearings.

03/10/2011

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As Somali Gangs Evolve, So Does Enforcement

The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.

02/06/2011

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