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Testimony continues today in Miami in the federal trial of former Chicagoan Jose Padilla.

He and two other men are accused of being members of a support cell for Islamic terrorists including al-Qaeda.

Padilla's trial comes five years after FBI agents arrested him at O'Hare International Airport.

At the time, the Justice Department accused him of working on a plot to detonate a dirty bomb.

The Bush Administraton declared him an enemy combatant and held him in detention for more than three years before bringing criminal charges.

But when they did, all references to a dirty bomb plot were dropped.

Padilla's trial is expected to last three months and Carol Williams is covering the developments for the Los Angeles Times.

She joins us by phone from Miami to talk about the case.

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