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Terror Trial in NYC

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be tried in a New York City court: find out what security measures will be taken and what precedent it sets for future terror trials. Plus: conflicts between African Americans and African immigrants; Todd Zwillich gives a primer on congressional procedure; and Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the New York Board of Regents, talks about New York's application for federal Race to the Top funds.

Guests:

Merryl Tisch and Todd Zwillich

Open Phones: KSM in NYC

How do you feel about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed being tried in civilian court in New York? Comment below!

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Security for the Terror Trial

New Yorkers are divided on the plan to try self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in lower Manhattan. Paul Browne of the NYPD describes the negotiations that went into the decision and how local authorities are preparing for the trial.

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Guantanamo Decision and Terror Trials

Attorney General Holder's decision to try terror suspects in federal courts marks a turning point in the approach to combating terrorism, and the future of the Guantanamo base. Karen Greenberg, executive director of NYU's Center on Law and Security and the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First ...

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Reconciling Congress

The Guantanamo decision isn't the only big news out of Washington this week. With health care, Afghanistan, and bank reform on its plate, Congress has lots of business to take care of. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for the Takeaway, discusses the upcoming week. He also explains how things will get ...

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Albany: Gay Marriage Vote Today?

The special legislative session in Albany continues today. Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, and Michael Lavers, mid-atlantic editor for EDGE Publications, an online LGBT newspaper, talks about the expected vote on marriage equality in Albany this week. Then Ken Lovett stays on to ...

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Racing to the Top

Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the New York Board of Regents, talks about New York's application for federal Race to the Top funds.

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Africans and African Americans

Milton Allimadi, publisher of Black Star News, talks about some of the sources of conflict between New York's African immigrant and African American residents.

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