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Alleged Jihad Magazine Editor Faces Charges

Grand jury convenes in NC to weigh case against US citizen

(Newser) - A federal grand jury has convened in Charlotte to consider terrorism charges against Samir Khan, the 24-year-old North Carolina man believed to be behind al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine. Charges being considered include material support to a terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder overseas, sources tell NPR . The FBI,... More »

Fitzgerald Asks for More Time in Blago Case

Citing complexities, attorney seeks to push back Jan. 7 deadline

(Newser) - US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has asked for more time to bring his indictment against Rod Blagojevich, citing the complexity of the case and holiday distractions as the reasons for the hold up. Unless he gets the extension, Fitzgerald will have to present his evidence to the grand jury on Jan.... More »

Anti-Abortion Groups Use Grand Juries on Foes

New/old weapon springs from 19th-century statute

(Newser) - Anti-abortion activists in Kansas are using an obscure 19th-century statute to convene grand juries to hear evidence against abortion-performing doctors, the New York Times reports. In several states, citizens who collect enough signatures can circumvent prosecutors and order their own investigation of an alleged crime. A Kansas doctor, for example,... More »

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