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New York (AFP) – A Libyan Al-Qaeda suspect who was snatched from Tripoli by U.S. commandos and interrogated on an American warship, has been brought to New York to face trial, a prosecutor said Monday.

Anas al-Libi arrived in the United States at the weekend and was brought directly to New York, where he has been under indictment for more than a decade.

Libi, a computer expert captured in the Libyan capital Tripoli on October 5, faces trial for the twin 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

“The government expects that he will be presented before a judicial officer tomorrow,” Southern District of New York Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

Libi was believed to have been held and interrogated on a US warship in the Mediterranean after his capture in an operation denounced by Libya.

U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that Libi “planned and helped to execute a plot that killed hundreds of people, a whole lot of Americans.”

“We have strong evidence of that. And he will be brought to justice,” Obama added.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."