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Jury picking begins in terrorism plot case

Jury selection began in federal court yesterday for the long-awaited trial of Tarek Mehanna, the Sudbury man charged with conspiring to support Al Qaeda.

Dozens of potential jurors were asked whether they had any connection to law enforcement officers or members of the US military. Later, US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. questioned prospective jurors individually behind closed doors about potential biases.

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