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U.K. Grapples with Detaining Terrorist Suspects

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U.K. Grapples with Detaining Terrorist Suspects

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U.K. Grapples with Detaining Terrorist Suspects

U.K. Grapples with Detaining Terrorist Suspects

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Britain's Home Secretary is set to announce a plan to increase the amount of time police can hold terrorism suspects without charge. Currently these suspects can be held up to 28 days. Police are for it, but many British government officials oppose extending the detention time.

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The British government is also wrestling with the detention of terrorist suspects. Britain's Home Secretary today is expected to announce a plan to increase the amount of time police can hold such suspects without charge. Currently terror suspects can be held for up to 28 days. Police are for the change, but many British government officials oppose extending the detention time.

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