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Obama to bring conspirators to court

Republicans balked as President Obama unveiled a plan to try self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in criminal courts.

Mohammed and other co-conspirators will be transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to New York City for the trial.† Republican dissenters feel the move is too risky for the suspected terrorists, but Obama urged Americans to have faith in the criminal justice system.

The move comes as Obamaís self-imposed January 22 deadline for closing the Cuban prison base draws near.† Legal and logistic hurdles may prevent that deadline from being met, as administration officials scramble to find countries willing to accept the 90 or so detainees cleared for transfer.

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