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Prosecution wrapping up in terrorism trial; unclear if defendant will testify

A Minneapolis man may or may not take the witness stand to defend himself against charges of aiding a Somali terrorist group. Federal prosecutors will wrap up their case against Mahamud Said Omar Wednesday. The Pioneer Press reports his lawyer was undecided about whether jurors will hear from Omar, who seemed to doze off during Tuesday's testimony.
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A Minneapolis man may or may not take the witness stand to defend himself against charges of aiding a Somali terrorist group. Federal prosecutors will wrap up their case against Mahamud Said Omar Wednesday. The Pioneer Press reports his lawyer was undecided about whether jurors will hear from Omar, who seemed to doze off during Tuesday's testimony.

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