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Appeals Court Won't Review Texas Bomb Plot Case

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    This undated photo provided by the Randall County, Texas, Sheriff's Department shows Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. (AP Photo/Randall County Sheriff)

    A federal appeals court says it won't re-hear the appeal of a former Texas college student convicted of trying to make a bomb in a religious attack.

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a hearing for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, convicted two years ago of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

    A three-judge panel of the appeals court had already rejected Aldawsari's appeal, but it announced late last week that it refused a request for the case to be heard by the entire membership of the court, in what's known as an en banc hearing.

    Aldawsari is a former Texas Tech student who emigrated from Saudi Arabia. He is serving a life sentence at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.