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United States Attorney Barbara McQuade announces to the media in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "underwear bomber," pleaded guilty today in federal court to all eight counts of the indictment. Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane on approach at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Christmas, 2009. At left is Andrew Arena, special agent in charge of the Detroit Division of the FBI and at right is Brian Moskowitz, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Michigan and Ohio. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Man pleads guilty in bomb plot

DETROIT -- A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to bring down a jetliner with a bomb in his underwear, defiantly telling a federal judge that he acted in retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide and referring to the failed explosive as a "blessed weapon.". Umar Farouk


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