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Colorado woman faces federal charges of trying to aid Syrian militants

A Colorado woman faces federal charges of trying to provide support to the international terrorist organization Islamic State, according to court documents unsealed this week. Shannon Maureen Conley of Arvada, Colo., openly told federal agents again and again that she believed in jihad, according to the court records, and she'd hoped to marry a Tunisian fighter she'd met over the Internet, who had joined the Islamic State, which has taken over part of Iraq. Conley, 19, had converted to Islam and knew what she wanted to do with her life, officials said. "Conley stated that she joined the U.S. Army Explorers [a military-oriented nonprofit youth group] to be trained in U.S....

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