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Air Force veteran tried to join Islamic State, indictment says

An Air Force veteran and former mechanic for a major U.S. airline was indicted this week on charges that he traveled overseas and attempted to fight alongside Islamic State militants in the Middle East, federal investigators said Tuesday. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, of Neptune, N.J., was arrested in January after Egyptian authorities deported him back to the United States, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Pugh, who had been working as an airplane mechanic in the region, attempted to travel from Egypt to Turkey, allegedly to join Islamic State,  on Jan. 10, but he was denied entry by Turkish authorities.  When he...

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