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November 27, 2012

Use of undercover stings is subject of debate

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WASHINGTON —

On Feb. 17, a month after the quarry explosion, Hussien and Yussef picked up Khalifi in a van, handed him an inoperative Mac-10 submachine gun and helped Khalifi into what he thought was an explosives-laden coat.

During the ride to the Capitol, where he would soon be swarmed by FBI agents, Khalifi remained calm, focused and determined — so much so that Hussien began to weep, suddenly overwhelmed by the would-be terrorist's zeal to kill.

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