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Detention hearing resumes in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A detention hearing continues today for seven terrorist suspects in North Carolina who smiled and waved to supporters during yesterday's court session.

Federal authorities yesterday played chilling audio tapes of Daniel Patrick Boyd's manifestos about the struggle of Muslims, the honor of martyrdom and his disgust for the U.S. military.

The courtroom echoed with the sounds of gunfire from a tape an FBI agent said came from military-style training in rural North Carolina.

Special Agent Michael Sutton testified that Boyd recruited followers to engage in violent jihad with stories of his past secret training in Connecticut before going to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Federal officials said they seized more than 27,000 rounds of ammunition, 26 weapons, gas masks and other items.

Supporters say they believe the men are innocent or being unfairly targeted.

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