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New York Bombing Suspect Could Face Hearing in Hospital Bed

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK, Sept 21 – A lawyer for an Afghan-born U.S. citizen charged with bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend asked a federal judge to schedule his first court appearance for Wednesday, possibly in his hospital bed. Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested on Monday after a gunfight with

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‘Chicken Shacks’ are Lifeline for New Jersey’s Afghan Immigrants

By Joseph Ax and Mica Rosenberg ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 21 – They dot the landscape in this working-class New Jersey city, popping up every few blocks with names like U.S. Fried Chicken, Royal Fried Chicken and New York Fried Chicken and Burger and giving immigrants a foothold in a new country. One of these fried

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U.S. Portrays NY Bomb Suspect as Jihadist Who Praised Bin Laden

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Sept 21 – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the Afghan-born man suspected of weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey with 10 counts including use of weapons of mass destruction, portraying him as a jihadist who begged for martyrdom and praised Osama bin Laden. The suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami,

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New York Bomb Suspect’s Family Clashed with New Jersey City Over Restaurant

By Mica Rosenberg and Joseph Ax ELIZABETH, N.J.  – Long before Ahmad Rahami became notorious as the suspect in this weekend’s bombings in and around New York, his family was known in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for frequent skirmishes with neighbors over its fried chicken restaurant. Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in

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U.S. Probing Afghan-Born Bomber’s Motive, Foreign Travel

By Joseph Ax and Mica Rosenberg LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20  – U.S. investigators were looking on Tuesday for clues to why an Afghanistan-born man might have planted bombs around the New York area over the weekend, including whether the suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was arrested on Monday in

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