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WASHINGTON – Senators pressed the Obama administration yesterday on why a suspected Somali terrorist will be tried in a federal civilian court in New York and not the U.S. facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

In a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 23 lawmakers questioned whether the administration’s actions in the case of Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame are against Congress’ wishes that military commissions handle the trials of terror suspects captured abroad.

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