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Obama Asks For Global Help Undercutting Radical Ideology

The White House conference on countering violent extremism is seeking a way to broaden the world's response beyond military intervention. At the meeting's last day on Thursday, President Obama said the U.S. is at war with terror, not Islam.
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Critic: Extremism Summit Focused Too Narrowly On Muslims

Audie Cornish talks to Muslim Advocates Legal Director Glenn Katon about his organization's criticism of the White House approach to countering violent extremism.
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Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay Say Life Isn't Much Better

Six Guantanamo detainees resettled in the tiny South American country of Uruguay in December say they feel like they've been released from one jail only to be put in another. One detainee complained on TV that they need their families, a home, a job and some sort of income. In response, Uruguay's president seemed to question their work ethic.
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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

U.S. officials say young Somali-Americans are leaving the Twin Cities for Syria to join the group ISIS, encouraged by an earlier wave of jihadists who had joined al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Local Communities Key Part Of Plan To Prevent Extremist Recruitment

The White House summit on violent extremism is focused on what local communities can do to keep vulnerable people from turning to radical ideology. But the approach is not without its critics.
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Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.
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U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Home-Grown Terrorism

Preventing home-grown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.
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Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the aftermath of this tragedy.
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Boehner Blames Democrats For Scuffle Over Homeland Security Funding

The Speaker of the House's remarks, made on Fox News Sunday, come after days of back and forth over the measure, which also includes restrictions on President Obama's immigration initiative.
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Obama Signs Act Designed To Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

On Thursday, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act. Is it enough? Rachel Martin puts that question to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

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