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The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Reinstates Federal Courthouse As Preferred Venue For Prosecuting Suspected Terrorists

Four years after his failed effort to bring the 9/11 mastermind to New York for trial, President Barack Obama has reinstated the federal courthouse as America’s preferred venue for prosecuting suspected terrorists.


Khalid Sheikh Mohammed courtroom drawing. (credit: AFP PHOTO/POOL/ Janet Hamlin/Getty Images)

9/11 Mastermind Designs Secret Vacuum Inside Secret CIA Prison

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked the CIA if they would allow him to design a vacuum cleaner while in prison.


A drawing from Saturday's hearing during the Sept. 11 trial. (credit: JANET HAMLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Anger, Sighs As 9/11 Families Watch Terror Hearing

Moans, sighs and exclamations erupted Saturday as relatives of Sept. 11 victims watched the closed-circuit TV feed of the court hearing from a movie theater at Fort Hamilton in New York City.


File photo of he construction at Ground Zero. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be among those headed back to military tribunal this weekend in Guantanamo Bay. (credit: Getty Images)

Sept. 11 Case Returns To Guantanamo Tribunal

Five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks, including the self-proclaimed mastermind, are headed back to a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay on Saturday, more than three years after President Barack Obama put the case on hold in a failed effort to move the proceedings to a civilian court and close the prison at the U.S. base in Cuba.