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Judge to Rule on Status of 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect Padilla

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A federal judge declares his court has authority to rule on the status of U.S. citizen Jose Padilla, the man accused of plotting to unleash a radioactive "dirty bomb" on U.S. soil. Padilla has been held since May 8 as an enemy combatant. The judge says Padilla's citizenship is "irrelevant" but he will decide if there are legal grounds to keep him under detention. NPR's Margot Adler reports.

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