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Saying No to the 9/11 Trial

In an about-face, President Obama abandoned his plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 plotters in a lower Manhattan civilian court, days after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg rescinded his support. The trials, which could last years, would have cost as much as $1 billion in security in the city's financial district. The Justice Department is now considering other locations, such as military bases and prison complexes. Meanwhile, several U.S. Senators announced Feb. 2 that they would move to cut off funding for the federal...

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