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  • After Mr. Padilla's arrest in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, John Ashcroft, who was then attorney general, said federal law-enforcement officials thwarted an al Qaeda plot involving Mr. Padilla to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" on U.S. soil and blow up several apartment buildings in major American cities.

    Prosecutors close Padilla argument →

  • After Mr. Padilla was arrested in 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Attorney General John Ashcroft said federal law-enforcement officials had thwarted an al Qaeda plot involving Mr. Padilla to detonate a "dirty bomb" on U.S. soil and blow up several apartment buildings in major American cities.

    Padilla defense rests, calling no witnesses →

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