STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: GOP passes child care union dues limits
State subsidies paid to Minnesotas home-based child care providers could not be used to pay union dues under a bill the Republican-controlled Legislature Monday sent to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.
... Posted on 4/17/12 at 1:40 AM
The inspiring story of a former Burnsville, Minn., man who helped stabilize an area in his native Somalia has taken a detour after Belgian authorities arrested him this month on suspicion of assisting a pirate ringleader.
A Somali man who earned a pivotal part in the new Tom Hanks movie, “Captain Phillips,” is making North Dakota his new home. For 20-year-old Mahat Ali, it may seem an improbable path from the small village in Somalia where he was born to the city of Grand Forks.
For years before Saturday's unsuccessful raid in Somalia to capture a top al Shabaab militant, Washington had waged a secret law enforcement and spy war against the group, which claimed responsibility for last month's deadly assault on a Kenyan shopping mall but has little record of targeting the United States.
An American who became one of Somalia's most visible Islamic rebels and was on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed Thursday by rivals in the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab, militants said.
Abdi Guled and Jason Straziuso
, September 12, 2013
A day after the U.S. officially recognized Somalia's government for the first time in two decades, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was set to ask thousands of Somalis in Minneapolis on Friday to help rebuild their country.
The trial of a Minneapolis man convicted in a conspiracy to send young men from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia has provided the most detailed look yet into what has been called one of the largest investigations into the recruitment of U.S. fighters to a foreign terrorist organization.
A Minnesota man accused of helping to recruit and finance U.S. fighters for an overseas terror group heads to trial Monday in a case that's expected to show how some young Somali expatriates in Minneapolis were persuaded to risk their lives for insurgents back home.
A Minnesota man recently traveled to Somalia to join al-Shabab, a spokesman for his family said, renewing fears that the terror group is continuing to recruit Somalis living in the U.S. to return to their homeland to fight.
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