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Samir Khan, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani heritage and formerly a resident of Charlotte, N.C., was reported killed in the CIA-directed drone strike in Yemen that also killed U.S.-born cleric and al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki.
The paper says classmates portray Khan as someone who started school as a normal kid playing video games and junior varsity football, but then became increasingly fanatical in his faith and hatred of America.
Rep. Peter King, who held controversial hearings on Muslim extremism in the U.S., said Khan "shows how radical Islam has even penetrated our communities."
Khan's killing along with another al-Qaida-linked U.S. citizen has raised major questions about the limitations of presidential power.