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Jose Padilla, center, the alleged al-Qaida operative held as an "enemy combatant" for more than three years, is escorted by federal marshalls on his arrival in Miami, in this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, file photo. Padilla is mentally competent to stand trial on terrorism support charges, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 in a victory for the federal government. Alan Diaz / AP Photo