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U.S. Seeks to Overturn Detroit Terror Convictions

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U.S. Seeks to Overturn Detroit Terror Convictions

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U.S. Seeks to Overturn Detroit Terror Convictions

U.S. Seeks to Overturn Detroit Terror Convictions

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The Justice Department asks a federal judge to throw out the terror convictions of a group of Detroit men who Attorney General John Ashcroft had portrayed as an al Qaeda sleeper cell. The department says its own prosecutors made enough mistakes to warrant a new trial, on charges of document fraud. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.

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