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"Jihad Jane" faces sentencing

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PHILADELPHIA (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and helped suspected terrorists overseas is in court in Philadelphia awaiting sentencing.

A federal judge must decide if 50-year-old Colleen LaRose of Pennsburg, Pa., presented a real threat to the U.S. or was easy prey for extremists seeking followers with U.S. passports.

LaRose, wearing a black head scarf and green prison jumpsuit, smiled at her public defenders as she was brought into court.

She admits plotting to kill a Swedish artist over a cartoon that offended Muslims. The judge could sentence her to life in prison.

Prosecutors are asking for decades because they fear she remains dangerous, even though she has offered extensive cooperation.

Two co-defendants - Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, of Colorado, and Maryland teenager Mohammad Hassan Khalid - also await sentencing.

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