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Ex-Soldier, Accused Of Attempting To Aid Terrorists, Goes To Court

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An ex-military man accused of supporting terrorism is expected to enter a plea in federal court today in Maryland.

Maryland resident Craig Baxam, a former U.S. Army soldier, is accused of leaving the U.S. for Somalia in December with the intention of joining the terrorist group Al Shabaab there, according to Associated Press. 

He was stopped in Kenya before reaching Somalia, and questioned by the FBI. He has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to Al Shabaab and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. 

Baxam joined the army in 2007 and spent time in Iraq and South Korea. 

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Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.
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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.
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The Politics Hour - September 30, 2016

D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of incidents involving sexual abuse of school kids.

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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

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