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Attacks by US extremists lead to push for anti-terror laws : Attacks by US extremists lead to push for anti-terror laws

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

SALEM, Ore. - A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The two mass shootings and a presidential tweet put a spotlight on the idea of "domestic terrorism," adding momentum to a debate about whether such attacks should be classified and tried in the same way as crimes against America by foreign extremist groups and their supporters. A Republican senator and a Democra...