Al-Qaida terrorist designs vacuum cleaner

July 11, 2013 | 2:52 p.m. CDT
This file photo downloaded from the Arabic language web site, believed to have been taken in July 2009, shows a man identified by the site as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The picture was allegedly taken by the International Committee of the Red Cross and released only to the detainee's family. Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Mohammed asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed to design a vacuum cleaner?

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