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‘Jihadi Bob’ has a day in court

Mid Missouri’s own alleged jihadist is due in federal court in Kansas City today. 25-year-old Robert Hester Junior of Columbia is set to appear for a pretrial hearing on charges he tried to provide assistance to a terrorist group. Federal investigators say Hester helped undercover agents posing as members of ISIS plan attacks on buses, trains and the Kansas City train station. Hester has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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