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The Case of Abdulmutallab

Still making sense of the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of trying to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253 as it neared Detroit on Christmas Day. Here's TIME's piece about Abdulmutallab's privileged upbringing and terrorists' recruitment of wealthy, disaffected young Nigerian Muslims. Abdulmutallab remains in a federal detention facility in Milan, Mich., about an hour's drive southwest of Detroit. (For photos of Abdulmutallab's upbringing, click here.)

There's growing debate about where Abdulmutallab should be prosecuted, and by whom. Meanwhile, President Obama interrupted his Hawaiian vacation to address his administration's handling of the attempted explosion, for which al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility.

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