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Senator wants bomb-making information removed from the Internet

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    After two U.S. women were charged this week with conspiring to build bombs in support of terrorist groups, a U.S. senator wants two publications that include bomb-making instructions deleted from the Internet.

    Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, called for the 44-year-old Anarchist Cookbook and al-Qaeda's Inspire Magazine to be banished from the Web, notwithstanding the difficulty of removing material from the entire Internet or the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. It's not the first time that Feinstein has tried to ban publications that instruct would-be bomb-makers.

    "I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bomb-making guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine," Feinstein, a veteran member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet."

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