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Clock Kid's Dad Sues Glenn Beck, Texas Mayor

He's alleging defamation

(Newser) - The father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school has sued conservative commentator Glenn Beck and a Texas mayor alleging they falsely portrayed the family as terrorists, the AP reports. Mohamed Mohamed filed the defamation lawsuit Sept. 21 in Dallas on behalf of... More »

Clock Kid's Family Sues School

Ahmed Mohamed's family files suit over his arrest

(Newser) - The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has sued Texas school officials, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy's civil rights. The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed, reports the AP . The teen was arrested at his suburban... More »

Texas Teen Gets Back the Clock That Made Him Famous


(Newser) - The 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after a homemade clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb has gotten the item back as he and his family prepare to move to the Middle East . Police say Reggie London, an attorney for Ahmed Mohamed, picked up the... More »

Clock Kid Is Moving to Qatar

Decision made within 24 hours of Obama meeting

(Newser) - "Clock kid" Ahmed Mohamed and his family are moving out of the US and it's not clear whether they'll ever move back. The family says it's moving to Qatar to take up a foundation's generous offer to give the 14-year-old a full scholarship for high... More »

Lawyer: Clock Kid Is 'Having Issues'

Cops say Ahmed Mohamed can have his clock back

(Newser) - Things aren't going as well as it might seem for "clock kid" Ahmed Mohamed, according to lawyers his family has hired to investigate the Texas teen's treatment by police. "There’s a problem when you have a 14-year-old child arrested in school and basically humiliated in... More »

'Clock Kid' Withdraws From School

Ahmed Mohamed has also taken up invitations from Google, UN

(Newser) - "Clock Kid" Ahmed Mohamed has been taking advantage of the offers extended to him—he was in California at the Google Science Fair over the weekend, and he'll be in New York to meet with United Nations dignitaries tomorrow—but his dad says the 14-year-old will not be... More »

Bristol Palin Slams Obama for His Support of 'Clock Kid'

White House invite 'encourages more racial strife,' she says

(Newser) - It may seem like absolutely everyone is rallying behind Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old arrested after the clock he made was mistaken for a bomb, but don't exactly count Bristol Palin among that number. After President Obama tweeted the teen an invitation to the White House , Palin responded on her... More »

'Clock Kid' Ahmed Gets 3 Very Cool Invitations

From the president, Zuck, and an astronaut

(Newser) - On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed was getting interrogated at a police station because he brought a homemade clock to school and it was mistaken for a bomb . But soon, the Texas 14-year-old might be hanging out in some much, much better locations. Three of the high-profile responses after his story went... More »

Explosives Charges Raise Terrorism Fears

Fla. college students busted in SC allegedly had pipe bomb

(Newser) - Two Florida college students who had an explosive device in the trunk of their car when they were stopped for speeding have been indicted on federal explosives charges, and one faces a charge of supporting terrorism, the Tampa Tribune reports. A legal expert called the indictment, unsealed today, "very... More »

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