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L.A. part of new federal effort to deter homegrown jihadists
L.A. part of new federal effort to deter homegrown jihadists

Los Angeles is one of three cities in which the Obama administration has launched pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight alongside terrorist groups and to prevent possible terrorist attacks at home by those returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq, a senior administration official told reporters today. The program is modeled on an effort in the United Kingdom that works with local communities to deter and prevent attacks, said the official, who asked not to be named in order to discuss internal plans. The effort, which has also launched in Boston and Minneapolis, is part of a broader strategy known as “countering violent extremism.” As...

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