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Alexandria Sheriff's Office Increases Security At Jail Holding Libyan Militant

The sheriff's office in Alexandria, Virginia, says it has increased jail security with the arrival of a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

Deputies say the new inmate, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was booked last week into the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. Since then, the jail has increased certain security measures and made adjustments to staffing.

Khattala is being held without bond on a conspiracy charge accusing him of participating in the September 2012 attacks that killed four Americans. He is being tried in federal court in Washington after being captured by U.S. special forces.

That jail has also held, among others, Sept. 11, 2001, conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and John Walker Lindh, an American convicted of fighting alongside the Taliban.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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