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Justice Department launches new program to identify U.S. extremists
Justice Department launches new program to identify U.S. extremists

Atty Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced a new effort Monday to disrupt foreign terrorist cells from recruiting Americans, including a program to identify radicals who hold U.S. passports and are associated with the militant group Islamic State. The aim is to identify and stop Americans before they join the ranks of terrorist groups overseas or return from abroad with plans to strike in this country, Holder said in a video message on the Justice Department’s website. “We have established processes for detecting American extremists who attempt to join terror groups abroad,” he said. He added that Justice Department officials will step up their efforts working with...

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