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Trump Says Islamic State About to Lose Its Last Hold on Syrian Land

March 21, 2019
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump said the Islamic State extremist group would suffer its final territorial defeat by Wednesday evening, even as U.S.-backed fighters in Syria were still completing the battle against the militants.
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Trump response to New Zealand massacre highlights his combative history with Muslims

March 19, 2019
Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
After a gunman left 50 dead in an anti-Muslim massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, President Trump did not condemn the white supremacy extolled by the alleged shooter, nor did he express explicit sympathy with Muslims around the globe.
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New Zealand Shooting Live Updates: 49 Are Dead After 2 Mosques Are Hit

March 15, 2019
The New York Times | The New York Times
Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”
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‘Fantasies of violence’ motivated Coast Guard officer with weapons stockpile

February 22, 2019
Amna Nawaz | PBS NewsHour
Christopher Paul Hasson, a Coast Guard officer and self-proclaimed white supremacist, is facing drug and weapons charges after federal agents discovered a stockpile of firearms and ammunition at his Maryland home. Also found was a list of his apparent targets, including Democratic politicians and journalists.
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Coast Guard lieutenant's mass attack plan thwarted

February 21, 2019
| ABC News
A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant is under arrest. Investigators say he was planning a major attack on civilians and that he had a hit list of prominent names. They say he had a stockpile of weapons and ammunition and they're calling him a "domestic terrorist."
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Intel chiefs contradict Trump's stance on ISIS, Iran and North Korea

January 30, 2019
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The heads of U.S. intelligence agencies went before Congress and contradicted President Trump's stances on ISIS, Iran and North Korea. They also warned about the interests between Russia and China.
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France declares attack on Christmas market to be act of terrorism

December 12, 2018
James McAuley | The Washington Post
An attack on France’s largest Christmas market by a gunman with a long criminal record was an act of terrorism, the Paris prosecutor announced Wednesday.
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Pipe bomb package suspect Cesar Sayoc had list of over 100 potential targets

October 30, 2018
Pete Williams, Jonathan Dienst, Kerry Sanders, David K. Li | NBC News
Pipe-bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc on Monday made his first appearance before a federal judge in Miami, as law enforcement sources revealed that he kept a list of more than 100 potential targets.
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