In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J. (Nicolaus Czarnecki/Boston Herald via AP, File)
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A lawyer for an Afghan-born U.S. citizen charged with bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend asked a federal judge to schedule his first court appearance for Wednesday, possibly in his hospital bed.Patton also asked to meet with Rahami Wednesday. Police also have said they have not yet been able to interview Rahami.Federal prosecutors said Rahami injured 31 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood with a homemade bomb that detonated Saturday night in a case that law enforcement authorities now regard as terrorism.Rahami, in other parts of his journal, praised "Brother" Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader slain in a 2011 U.S. raid in Pakistan; Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Muslim cleric and leading al Qaeda propagandist who was killed in a 2011 U.S. drone strike in Yemen; and Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 people and wounded 32 at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 .
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