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  • **FILE** In this photo from Aug. 5, 2010, Hawo Mohamed Hassan (left) and Amina Farah Ali, both of Rochester, Minn., leave U.S. District Court after appearing at a hearing in St. Paul, Minn. The two women are accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia, and are the first to go on trial in Minnesota's years-long federal investigation into the recruiting and financing of al-Shabab. (Associated Press)

    Minn. woman facing Somalia terror case arrested

    A Minnesota woman accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was handcuffed and removed from a courtroom Monday when she refused to stand for the judge hearing the case.

  • Hassan Mohamud (left) and Mohamed Hassan are spearheading a relief effort in the Minneapolis area for drought-stricken Somalia. The two men are part of an ad hoc committee that is working with the American Refugee Committee to raise money and collect supplies. "Because of my relationship to the people of Somalia back home ... I cannot afford to sit back and watch people go through these experiences," Mr. Hassan said. (Associated Press)

    Helping starving Somalis back home

    Mohamed Hassan gets emotional when he hears about the famine devastating Somalia, recalling his own months-long walk from the capital of Mogadishu to Kenya two decades ago as a teenager fleeing the civil war.

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