July 29, 2009 Salah Asman Ahmed pleaded guilty Tuesday to providing material support to terrorist organization al-Shabab in Somalia. In his testimony, Ahmed gave the most detailed public account to date of how a bunch of Somali-American youth ended up in a terrorist training camp half a world away from Minnesota.
July 29, 2009 The U.S. government plans to augment the DEA staff in Afghanistan to combat the narco-traffickers in that country instead of going after poppy farmers. The U.S. will work in conjunction with Afghans to prosecute traffickers to stop the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars from the opium trade to the Taliban.
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July 28, 2009 After Sept. 11, Congress passed the Real ID program, intended to help prevent fraud and abuse in state-issued driver's licenses. But states have rebelled, citing the cost of compliance. Now one key Senate panel is weighing whether to ease up on some requirements.
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