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L.A. chosen for pilot program on dissuading militant recruits
L.A. chosen for pilot program on dissuading militant recruits

The Obama administration has chosen Los Angeles as one of three cities to launch pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight with militant groups and to prevent attacks by fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, a senior administration official told reporters Monday. The program is modeled on an effort in the United Kingdom that works with local communities to identify potential homegrown jihadists and terrorists, said the official, who asked not to be named to discuss internal plans. The effort, which has also been launched in Boston and Minneapolis, is part of a broader strategy known as countering violent extremism. As part of the pilot program first...

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