September 30, 2009 The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case testing whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms restricts the ability of state and local governments to limit citizen access to guns. At issue is a ban on handguns in Chicago.
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September 30, 2009 In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was taken from her Utah home in the middle of the night. Nine months later, she was spotted on the street with her alleged abductors, David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee. They were arrested in 2003, but questions of competency have stalled proceedings against them.
September 30, 2009 The court agreed Wednesday to decide whether strict local and state handgun laws violate the Second Amendment. The case will test whether the court's ruling last year in a case involving the District of Columbia — a federal enclave — applies to local and state laws.
September 29, 2009 While Roman Polanski remains in custody in Switzerland, where he was arrested over the weekend, questions are swirling in Los Angeles about his victim's desire to see the case dropped. But prosecutors say it's not that simple.
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September 29, 2009 Over the past year, top warlords from Colombia's once-fearsome paramilitary movement have been extradited to the United States on drug-trafficking charges. But some Colombians — and the country's high court — say those extraditions are preventing them from testifying about atrocities at home.
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September 28, 2009 Najibullah Zazi has come to embody everything U.S. intelligence officials worry about in a suspected jihadist. He was in the U.S. legally, was familiar with American culture and customs, and could blend in. Most frightening of all, they say, Zazi had already begun to launch his plot.
September 28, 2009 Director Roman Polanski was arrested over the weekend in Switzerland on an international warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl more than three decades ago. Polanski's lawyer has vowed to fight efforts to extradite the filmmaker, who has lived in France since 1978, to the U.S. Matthew Belloni, editor of The Hollywood Reporter's entertainment law blog, says previous efforts to arrest Polanski have failed.
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September 28, 2009 Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland over the weekend. He faces possible extradition to the United States to be sentenced on charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. He fled the U.S. a year later, after pleading guilty in the case, and has lived in France for the past 30 years.
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September 26, 2009 The Obama administration has decided not to ask Congress for a new law that would allow terrorism detainees to be held indefinitely — in other words, it'll stay with the rules set up right after the Sept. 11 attacks by the Bush administration. What does this decision say about Obama as president?
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September 25, 2009 Prosecutors asked a federal judge to allow Smart to testify in the competency hearing of the itinerant street preacher who allegedly forced her at knife point from her bedroom in 2002 and held her for nine months as a second wife. Ed Smart says his daughter's testimony will help show Brian David Mitchell is sane.
September 25, 2009 The Obama administration has taken the task of closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from White House Counsel Gregory Craig and handed it to senior White House adviser Peter Rouse. A White House official said the change in personnel shows Guantanamo has gone from being a legal issue to a political one.
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September 25, 2009 "Tell Me More" host Michel Martin and Lee Hill, the program's "digital media guy," offer important updates to stories reported on the program, including the latest development in the drama surrounding The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and a major setback for a Philadelphia-area swim club accused of racism this summer after turning away black and Latino students because they would "change the complexion" of the club.
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September 25, 2009 Najibullah Zazi "was in the throes of making a bomb" and intended to be in New York on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, a federal prosecutor said Friday. A judge ordered Zazi transferred from Denver to New York City to face charges.
September 25, 2009 A federal grand jury in New York unsealed an indictment against 24-year-old airport shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi Thursday, providing a frightening chronology of a possible terrorist plot against targets in the U.S. Zazi is said to have attended an al-Qaida training camp in Pakistan, received training in explosives and started buying and preparing the chemicals he needed to build a bomb.
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September 24, 2009 Intelligence officials think they've uncovered the most serious terrorism threat the U.S. has faced since Sept. 11, 2001. But the suspect at the center of the case — Najibullah Zazi — has not been charged with any terrorism offense.
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