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Trump Declares U.S.-Taliban Talks Dead, Makes New Threat

September 10, 2019
Vivian Salama, Michael C. Bender | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump declared that talks were dead between the U.S. and the Taliban, the insurgent movement in Afghanistan, and warned the U.S. could do “certain things” that would cost millions of lives in a move to end the war, a step he said he doesn’t want to take.
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El Paso mass shooting treated as domestic terror case

August 6, 2019
Pierre Thomas | ABC News
We have seen a surge, the FBI says, in the number of hate crimes that we're seeing reported. Also, we're seeing a significant spike in what's defined as active shooter situations.
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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

May 23, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
John Walker Lindh, the California man dubbed the “American Taliban” after he was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan nearly two decades ago, is set to be released from prison Thursday. Intelligence officials say Lindh has never renounced Islamic extremism.
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How the U.S. should respond to growing wave of domestic terror attacks

April 30, 2019
Amna Nawaz | PBS NewsHour
The deadly weekend shooting at a San Diego synagogue appears to be the latest in a series of hate-driven domestic terror attacks across the U.S. This time, the killer left a manifesto praising other recent assaults. How is the Trump administration responding, and is it enough to quell the growing threat?
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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
Pierre Thomas | 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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