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Defense rests

After just one witness and a single day of testimony, the defense in the Sami Al-Hussayen trial has just announced that it rests its case.

"I'm caught short," responded Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Lindquist. "I'm taken by surprise by this announcement."

The court's in recess now, to decide how to proceed. Still to come are any possible rebuttal testimony, jury instructions, and closing arguments. Judge Edward Lodge said he doesn't want the jury deliberations to be interrupted by the upcoming holiday weekend, so it's they're unlikely to start before Tuesday.

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