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US House Votes to Boost Terror Information Rewards

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to double the reward for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, and sharply boost rewards for information on other suspected terrorists. The bill, which cleared the House 414-0, also specifies that the United States offers rewards for information that helps disrupt terrorism financing networks, including narcotics trafficking. “This bill makes the link between funding for terrorists and drug profits,” said Rep. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican. It gives the State Department authority to raise the reward for information on bin Laden to $50 million from $25 million and raises the maximum reward for information on suspected terrorists or narco-terrorists to $25 million from $5 million. Full Story

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