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5:50 PM ET, June 2, 2007

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WNBC:
4 Charged In Plot To Blow Up Jet Fuel At JFK  —  NEW YORK — According to NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, sources said federal investigators have made arrests in an alleged terror plot on Kennedy Airport.  —  Four people have been charged.  One is in custody in New York.  Three suspects are thought to be overseas.
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Adam Goldman / Associated Press:
4 Charged in JFK Airport Terror Plot  —  NEW YORK — Three people were arrested and another was being sought Saturday for allegedly plotting to blow up a fuel line that feeds John F. Kennedy International Airport and runs through residential neighborhoods, authorities said.
The Blotter:
FBI Feared JFK Plotters Linked to Top Terrorist  —  Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:  —  FBI agents feared but never confirmed the three men accused of plotting to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York were linked to one of the most wanted al Qaeda leaders …
ABCNEWS:
Feds Claim to Bust N.Y. Airport Terror Plot  —  Former Airport Cargo Worker Allegedly Plotted to Bomb Fuel Lines at JFK Airport in N.Y.  —  Authorities have arrested a former member of Guyana's parliament and a former cargo worker at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City who allegedly recruited …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Feds bust terror plot at JFK airport in NYC?  Update: PDF of complaint added; Update: Suspect wanted Venezuelan visa to visit Iran  —  Possibly with some inside help.  I wonder how similar to last year's UK airline plot it'll turn out to be.  —  Stand by for updates.  —  Update: Not too similar.
CNN:
Four charged in plot to blow up JFK airport … NEW YORK (CNN) — Four men have been charged with conspiring to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport by planting explosives to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and a pipeline, officials said.  —  Homeland Security sources …
Discussion: TalkLeft
William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
4 Men Charged in Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport  —  Federal law enforcement officials and New York City police said today that four people have been charged with conspiring to bomb Kennedy International Airport.  —  The plan, which was described by United States Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf as …
CBS News:
4 Charged In New York Airport Terror Plot
Discussion: On Deadline
Associated Press:   Authorities charge 4, arrest 3 in NYC terror plot
Little Green Footballs:   Breaking: Terror Plot at Kennedy Airport
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
The Troop Funding Trap  —  What are you supposed to do, according to supporters of the Iraq war, if you think that the war is a dreadful mistake?  Suppose you are a member of Congress, elected by constituents who also, like most Americans, according to opinion polls, oppose the war.
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TeddySanFran / Firedoglake:   The Unusable Power  —  The primary power of Congress …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Mike Allen, consummate Beltway "journalist"  —  The Politico's "Chief Political Correspondent" Mike Allen (until recently Time's White House Correspondent") has a characteristically hard-hitting, insightful new article on Rove protegee Dan Bartlett and his departure from the White House.
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Jeff Stein / CQ.com:
Defense Officials Tried to Reverse China Policy, Says Powell Aide  —  The same top Bush administration neoconservatives who leap-frogged Washington's foreign policy establishment to topple Saddam Hussein nearly pulled off a similar coup in U.S.-China relations—creating the potential …
Associated Press:
8 Foreign Islamic Militants Killed in Fighting With Somali O  —  MOGADISHU, Somalia — Eight foreign Islamic militants were killed during fighting with Somali government forces at a remote, mountainous northeastern Somali village, the vice president of the region said Saturday.
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Mohamed Olad Hassan / Associated Press:
U.S. warship bombards Somalia militants
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Diaa Hadid / Associated Press:
Islamic group targets women newscasters  —  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Islamic group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don't wear strict Islamic dress, frightening reporters and signaling a further shift toward extremism in the Gaza Strip.  —  The threat to "cut throats …
Discussion: Liberal Values
New York Times:
Bush's Push on Immigration Tests G.O.P. Base  —  President Bush's advocacy of an immigration overhaul and his attacks on critics of the plan are provoking an unusually intense backlash from conservatives who form the bulwark of his remaining support, splintering his base and laying bare divisions within …
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
Toxic Toothpaste Made in China Is Found in U.S.  —  Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China after federal health officials said they found Chinese-made toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze in three locations: Miami, the Port of Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.
 
 
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