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Defense Questions Handling Of Minn. Terror Suspect

A Minnesota man accused of helping send fighters to a terror group in Somalia told authorities that other men were preparing to travel to the East African country but that the FBI “chased us out.”

10/16/2012

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Minn. Man Had Frequent Calls With Somali Travelers

A Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia started laughing during questioning last year when authorities played recordings of phone calls in which he spoke about al-Shabab, then later told an interpreter: “They got me,” an FBI agent testified Monday.

10/15/2012

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Witness: Minn. Terror Defendant Not At Meetings

A Minnesota man who joined the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia says he never saw a man accused of supporting recruits take part in planning meetings at a Minneapolis mosque.

10/10/2012

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Minn. Trial Reveals Details Of Life With Al-Shabab

A Minnesota man who left the United States to join a terror group in Somalia told others he wanted to return to Minneapolis because a friend was sick. Instead, he was somehow talked into staying and ended up killing himself in a suicide bombing months later.

10/08/2012

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Defense Probes Traveler Testimony In Somali Trial

Defense attorneys for a Minnesota man accused of helping to send fighters and money to a terror group in Somalia are working to raise doubts about a key prosecution witness.

10/05/2012

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Families, Agents Testify In Minn. Al-Shabab Case

The mother of a young Somali man who died after leaving Minnesota to fight with al-Shabab openly wept when shown photos of his body Wednesday during the trial of a man accused of directing young expatriates to join the terror group in Somalia.

10/03/2012

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Minn. Trial Could Expose Al-Shabab Recruiting

A trial begins Monday for a Minnesota man accused of helping finance fighters for al-Shabab in Somalia.

09/30/2012

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More Minnesotan Somalis Recruited Into Terror

A leader in the Somali community confirmed that Omar Farah is the latest young man to be recruited into Al-Shabaab – the Somalia-based cell of the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda.

09/22/2012

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Judge Reinstates Contempt Charges For Somali Woman

A federal judge in Minnesota has reinstated the contempt charges for a Somali woman who refused to stand for the court during the first two days of her trial on terror charges.

09/18/2012

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Judge Reconsiders Charge For Woman Who Refused To Stand

A federal judge will reconsider his penalty for a woman who refused to stand in court.

06/05/2012

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Court Nixes Most Contempt Counts In MN Terror Case

A federal appeals court has thrown out 19 of the 20 contempt-of-court citations against a Rochester woman convicted of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia.

06/04/2012

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Jury Begins Deliberating In Sex Trafficking Trial

A federal jury will continue deliberations Tuesday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a sexual trafficking ring operated by Somali gang members.

04/30/2012

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Sex Trafficking Trial Faces Series Of Delays

A federal trial involving more than a dozen defendants accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs has faced a series of delays.

04/05/2012

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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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Somalis To Close Accounts If Policy Isn’t Changed

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the nation, and Saturday people across the metro rallied against a banking policy that affects the Somali community.

03/03/2012

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