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Europe warned of Mumbai-style terror attacks
(CNN) – A German citizen of Afghan descent was the source of much of the information on a potential "Mumbai-style" terror plot in Europe, a German counterterrorism official said Wednesday.
The man, Ahmed Sidiqi, was detained in Kabul in July and transferred to U.S. custody where he has "revealed details about the terror plot," said the official, who did not want to be named because he is not authorized to talk to the media.
The man and several other Germans traveled from Hamburg to the Afghan-Pakistan border area in 2009, where he joined the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, an extremist group allied with al Qaeda, German intelligence officials said. FULL STORY
Obama takes economic road show to Iowa, Virginia
(CNN) – President Obama will meet with families in Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday as he continues a multi-state tour to talk about economic issues.
The president also will answer questions from small groups of people in each city, according to the White House.
In a similar event in New Mexico on Tuesday, Obama talked about immigration and his views on his faith in addition to his plans for jump-starting the economy. There was also an emotional exchange with a young man about veterans' benefits.
The visit to Iowa comes as a Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows 59 percent of Iowans are dissatisfied with how the president is handling the economy, up 5 points from February. FULL STORY
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