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Justices Reject World Trade Center Bombing Case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal by Ramzi Yousef, who is serving a life term in prison after his conviction for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York. Without comment, the justices let stand a U.S. appeals court ruling that upheld Yousef’s conviction for the 1993 attack that killed six and injured more than 1,000 in what prosecutors at the time called “the worst terrorist attack” on U.S. soil. Yousef is the nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al Qaeda operative who U.S. officials have identified as the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and also involved a plane crashing into the Pentagon. Yousef, who fled New York after the blast, was one of the world’s most wanted fugitives until his arrest in 1995 in Pakistan. He was returned to New York to stand trial. Full Story

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