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  1. Man accused of arming rebel group in Syria sentenced to 2 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Stars and Stripes

    Amin al-Baroudi came to the United States two decades ago to escape chaos in Syria. He had survived a 1982 massacre in his hometown of Hama that left tens of thousands dead, then became a refugee in Saudi Arabia.

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  2. Syrian-born US citizen gets 32 months for aiding militantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Stars and Stripes

    A Syrian-born U.S. citizen has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for smuggling rifle scopes, night-vision goggles and other gear to Syrian militant groups. Fifty-year-old Amin al-Baroudi of Irvine, California, was sentenced to 32 months Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

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  3. American Islamic State fighter returns to face criminal chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | Stars and Stripes

    Mohamed Khweis never stood out in any particular way. The Alexandria, Virginia, man graduated from Fairfax County's Edison High School, earned a degree from Northern Virginia Community College and worked as a teller at an area bank.

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  4. A place for broken chaplains to turnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 29 | Stars and Stripes

    The pre-war Pastor Matthew Williams had gone to seminary, was ordained and thought he understood why people suffer. "God allows suffering because this world is temporary," is how he would have put it.

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  5. Hacker Guccifer pleads guilty to hacking Bush emailsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer will serve at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others. Forty-four-year-old Marcel Lazar pleaded guilty Wednesday morning at a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to unauthorized access to computers and identity theft.

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  6. 'Now everything is broken:' Terror dragnet sweeps up Somali American's sonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    For more than a year, drapes have shrouded the windows in Ayan Farah's house, and construction paper has been carefully taped over the glass on the front and back doors. The coverings went up last spring to deflect the TV cameras that appeared after FBI agents swarmed Farah's house, overturning the life she had built in the United States along with the cushions on her living-room couch.

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  7. Class-action suit challenges US government's watch listRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    In this Jan.18, 2011 file photo, attorney Gadeir Abbas is seen outside the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, a Muslim civil rights group filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Alexandria on behalf of thousands of other who have been placed on the terror watch list.

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  8. American Islamic State fighter says he made 'a bad decision'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The American Islamic State group fighter who handed himself over to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq earlier this week said he made "a bad decision" in joining the IS, according to a heavily edited interview he gave to an Iraqi Kurdish television station. In the TV interview, which aired late Thursday night, Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, from Alexandria, Virginia detailed his weeks-long journey from the United States to London, Amsterdam, Turkey, through Syria and finally to the IS-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul.

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  9. American Islamic State fighter: I made a bad decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The American Islamic State group fighter who handed himself over to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq earlier this week said he made "a bad decision" in joining the IS, according to a heavily edited interview he gave to an Iraqi Kurdish television station. In the TV interview, which aired late Thursday night, Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, from Alexandria, Virginia detailed his weeks-long journey from the United States to London, Amsterdam, Turkey, through Syria and finally to the IS-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul.

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  10. Purported American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq wasn't on FBI radarRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The American man who was reportedly fighting with the Islamic State before turning himself in to Kurdish forces in Iraq was a 2007 graduate of Fairfax County's Edison High School who, by the accounts of some who knew him, showed no violent tendencies or signs of religious fanaticism. Mohamad Khweis - known to high school classmates as "Mike" or "Mo" - was not even on the FBI's radar until he was picked up in Iraq.

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  11. 'Serial' takes the stand: How a podcast became a character in its own narrativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The post-conviction relief hearing for convicted Baltimore killer and "Serial" star Adnan Syed was supposed to last two days and was then rescheduled for three, which then became four, or more - it forged on on Monday - as the bailiff continued to prowl the aisle for illicit cellphones and reporters doggedly exhausted their notebook reserves, and attorneys nitpicked and swanned their way through witness after witness in a big maroon courtroom, and it turned out that one of the players was not a person but the world's most popular podcast, with 80 million downloads.

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  12. Cheap fuel doesn't mean cheap airfaresRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Rob Britton, who spent two decades with American Airlines Group, is unapologetic in defending the profits his former employer and other U.S. carriers are making. Sure, fuel's cheap, but what company cuts prices as soon as its costs shrink? "Amtrak doesn't lower its prices because diesel is cheaper, and New York taxi cabs don't lower their prices because a tank of gas is cheaper," said Britton, now an aviation consultant in Washington.

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  13. 2 Virginia men arrested on terrorism chargesRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A Virginia man who was allegedly attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and a man accused of helping him have been arrested. Prosecutors said in a statement Saturday that 28-year-old Joseph Hassan Farrokh was arrested Friday at the airport in Richmond, Virginia.

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  14. Syrian-born US citizen pleads guilty to aiding militantsRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A Syrian-born U.S. citizen charged with smuggling rifle scopes, night-vision goggles, knives, bulletproof vests and other gear from the United States to Islamic militants in his native country pleaded guilty Friday. Amin al-Baroudi, 50, entered the plea in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

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  15. Lawsuit: No-fly list has left Muslim Air Force veteran detained in TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    A U.S. Air Force veteran living abroad is alleging in a lawsuit filed Friday that he has been unjustly detained in Turkey because of his inclusion on the U.S. no-fly list and that his plight demonstrates that the list is unconstitutional. Saadiq Long, 46, who was born in Oklahoma but considers Qatar his home, alleges that he was detained by Turkish authorities in October because he was on the list and his passport was flagged.

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  16. Public defender appointed for Fox News pundit, alleged CIA impostor SimmonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    A federal magistrate judge Friday appointed the public defender's office to represent a frequent Fox News commentator who prosecutors say lied about a 27-year career with the CIA. The judge ordered Wayne S. Simmons jailed until another hearing next week.

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  17. Fox News pundit, purported ex-CIA operative charged with lyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Wayne Simmons claimed to be something of an American James Bond, and if you watched TV or ran his name through Google, you'd have no reason to doubt him. In his public speaking engagements and frequent appearances on Fox News, the purported former CIA operative spoke authoritatively about terrorism and clandestine intelligence operations, which he claimed he helped run for nearly three decades.

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  18. Suspect arrested in '96 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 US servicemembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    U.S. and Saudi military personnel survey the damage to Khobar Towers after a bombing at a military complex in Saudi Arabia, in June 1996. A man suspected in the bombing, which killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people, has been captured, a U.S. official said.

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