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Crime History: 'Blind Sheik,' conspirators on trial for WTC bombing

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On this day, Jan. 9, in 1995, the trial began in New York for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and his henchmen, accused of waging a war of terrorism against the United States. The group was charged with seditious conspiracy, an obscure 19th-century law that makes it a crime to conspire to overthrow the U.S. government. Abdel-Rahman, a fiery Muslim known as "The Blind Sheikh," was accused of conspiring...

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