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Jury being chosen for Fla. terror trial

MIAMI (AP) - Jurors are being selected in Miami for the third
trial of six men accused of plotting to destroy Chicago's Sears
Tower and bomb FBI offices.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are making final choices for
the 12-person panel Wednesday. They began interviewing prospective
panelists Jan. 27 but the ethnic makeup of the panel has been
contentious because all six defendants are black.

Two previous trials of the "Liberty City Six" have ended in
mistrials, with a seventh man acquitted after the first trial.
Prosecutors say they sought to ignite an anti-government war by
staging major terror attacks.

Alleged ringleader Narseal Batiste testified he was faking
interest in terrorism to get money from an FBI informant posing as
an al-Qaida operative.


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