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Release rejected for terror suspect

A federal magistrate Tuesday declined to release a Virginia man on bond who is accused of joining Al Qaeda and plotting to kill President Bush. But U.S. Magistrate Liam O’Grady left open the possibility of reconsidering his decision after hearing evidence that a top FBI official indicated last spring that the suspect, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, was no longer of interest to the bureau and might soon be freed from a prison in Saudi Arabia. For the moment at least, O’Grady accepted the government’s arguments and ruled that “there’s way beyond clear and convincing evidence that [Abu Ali] is a danger to the community” and should not be released pending trial. Full Story

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