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Court: U.S. Can Hold Citizens as Combatants

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Court: U.S. Can Hold Citizens as Combatants

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Court: U.S. Can Hold Citizens as Combatants

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A federal appeals court rules the Bush administration can deny legal rights to combatants seized on the battlefield — even if they are U.S. citizens. The ruling specifically affects Yaser Esam Hamdi, who was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.