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Debate: Move 9/11 Trial Away From NYC?

"Facing mounting pressure from New York politicians concerned about costs and security," The New York Times reports, "the Obama administration on Thursday began considering moving the trial of the chief organizer of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks out of Manhattan, administration officials said."

That pressure is coming from, among others, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

And this morning on ABC News' Good Morning America, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said it is "a terrible idea to return the mastermind of 9/11 to the scene of the worst terrorist
attack in U.S. history."

That "mastermind" would be Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

We wonder:

We'll keep the question open until 9 a.m. ET on Monday.