The Two-Way
10:40 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Five More High Profile Inmates Sent To 'Guantanamo North' Prison Units

Five men convicted in a recent wave of high profile domestic terrorism cases are now in special communications management units (CMUs) in the American Midwest, where their conversations are monitored 24 hours a day by counterterrorism analysts at the U.S Bureau of Prisons in West Virginia.

A new analysis by NPR's Investigations unit shows several new arrivals into the secretive CMU units, based in Terre Haute, Ind. and Marion, Ill.:

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The Two-Way
10:38 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Syrian Government Supporters Throw Stones, Tomatoes At U.S. Ambassador

Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 11:26 am

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford was on his way to meet an opposition figure, when government supporters threw stones, eggs and tomatoes at his convoy.

The BBC reports:

Veteran politician Hassan Abdul Azim said about 100 protesters tried to get into his office as Mr Ford arrived and then surrounded it. Mr Ford, who has been accused of inciting protests, was trapped inside the building for at least two hours.

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The Two-Way
10:34 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Offered Special Treatment, Medal Of Honor Winner Dakota Meyer Declines

President Barack Obama applauds former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, after awarding him the Medal of Honor at the White House.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 10:57 am

Dakota Meyer, the Marine sergeant who received the Medal of Honor this month from President Obama at the White House, has turned down an opportunity to apply to be a New York City firefighter. The city's application deadline expired on Sept. 19 and Meyer — who was honored at the White House on Sept. 15 — missed the deadline. His attorney asked whether New York could briefly re-open the application process and a federal judge agreed — but only if Meyer was the sole applicant.

That's why Meyer said no thanks.

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Middle East
10:27 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Bahrain To Execute Protester For Killing Policeman

Bahrain's special security court handed down a death sentence Thursday for a protester who killed a policeman at an anti-government rally and gave lengthy sentences to doctors and nurses who treated injured protesters.

A government statement said the man was given the ultimate penalty for "intentionally" hitting the officer with his car. Another defendant who faced the same charges received life in prison.

Earlier this year, the same special court sentenced two other protesters to death for killing a police officer in a separate incident.

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Around the Nation
10:15 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Brewers And Beer-Lovers Tap Into Craft Beer Craze

Thousands of craft beer makers, distributors and just plain beer fans are descending on downtown Denver Thursday for the start of the annual Great American Beer Festival.

The event's 40,000 public tickets sold out in just a few days — an indication of how well this growing industry is doing even in a poor economy.

Nearly 150 small craft breweries have opened their doors in the U.S. this year, including Pateros Creek Brewing Co. in the craft beer mecca of Fort Collins, Colo.

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The Two-Way
10:04 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Alleged Terrorist Acquired Small Arsenal For Attack, FBI Says

According to the United States Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts, this is the remote controlled model of a US Navy's 1950s Sabre jet fighter that allegedly belonged to Rezwan Ferdaus.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 1:53 pm

More details are emerging about the alleged plot and the alleged would-be terrorist who the FBI says planned to attack the Pentagon and Capitol Building with explosives-laden small aircraft and thought he had given devices to al-Qaida operatives that could be used to kill U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.

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Bob Aikin: The Breakdown
8:31 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Aikin: The past is never dead

Today's program is a breakdown of history as it seems to repeat itself in today's political climate.

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The Two-Way
8:30 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Reports: Pakistan Has Freed Bin Laden's Former Bodyguard

June 2001: al-Qaida members training in Afghanistan (frame grab from an al-Qaida video).
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 11:59 am

"Pakistan has freed a senior al-Qaeda commander, who served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden," Britain's The Telegraph reports, citing a "senior security source."

CBS News says it has been told the same thing by "two senior Pakistani police officials."

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