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    Suicide Bomber Planned NYC Strike

    FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2010 courtroom file sketch, defendant Adis Medunjanin, right, accused of becoming an al-Qaida operative, sits with his defense attorney Robert Gottlieb at the federal courthouse in New York. A federal prosecutor said Monday, April 16, 2012, that Medunjanin discussed bombing New York City movie theaters, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the city's subways. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)

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    A 28-year-old jihadist made plans to set off a suicide bomb in the New York City subway, an assistant attorney said in court Monday. Bosnian-born Adis Medunjanin stands trial alone in Brooklyn federal court for what prosecutors have said was an al Qaeda–inspired scheme in 2009. “These three men agreed to return to the U.S. to conduct suicide bombings against the U.S. for al Qaeda” after a trip to Pakistan, said attorney James Loonam. “Al Qaeda wanted to show it could still hit the U.S. on American soil.”

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