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9/11 Mastermind to be Tried in New York

The alleged mastermind of the September 11th attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried for his crimes in New York City. Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, and Ramzi Bin al-Shib will be tried by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 5 other detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison (Omar Khadr, Mohammed Kamin, Ibrahim al Qosi, Noor Uthman Muhammed and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri) will be tried by a military commission, CNN. Profile: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, BBC News.

In Canada, the Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by the government that seeks to remove an order by a lower court that Canada must do everything possible to bring Omar Khadr back to Canada. Khadr is a  Canadian citizen who was captured as a child soldier in Afghanistan when he was just 15 years old. He has been held in Guantanamo for the past 8 years, Toronto Star.  Watch the hearing live on C-SPAN2.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will hold a press conference about Guantanamo Bay detainee trials at 11am EST today. Watch live on C-SPAN.

The U.S. seized a New York City skyscraper and 4 mosques suspected of illegally funneling money to Iran today. The buildings were under the control of an Iranian foundation that was set up during the reign of the Shah of Iran. After a coup displaced the Shah in 1979, the members of the foundation were replaced with supporters of the current government, ABC News.  The U.S. also renewed financial sanctions against Iran yesterday, Reuters.

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