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Washington unveils plan to combat domestic terrorism

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Washington (AFP) – The US government on Tuesday unveiled a “national strategy” to fight domestic terrorism, an effort ordered by President Joe Biden after the January 6 assault on Congress and attacks by white supremacists. “Domestic terrorism — driven by hate, bigotry, and other forms of extremism — is a stain on the soul of America,” Biden said in a statement. “It goes against everything our country strives for and it poses a direct challenge to our national security, democracy and unity.”  The White House said the threat of domestic terror attacks is not new but that it had grown in recen…

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