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Ruling in Shoe-Bomb Case

A federal judge ruled today that the man accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight by igniting a bomb in his shoe was not coerced into confessing and was not impaired by sedatives when he talked with investigators. Lawyers for the defendant, Richard C. Reid, argued that injections of Valium and other drugs that passengers and crew members used to subdue Mr. Reid clouded his memory and made him unable to knowingly waive his right to remain silent or request a lawyer. Full Story

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