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FBI has fewer tools to fight homegrown terror threats

Aug 05, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

WASHINGTON - Following two mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump called on federal authorities Monday to do a better job identifying violent extremists in the U.S. But that won't be easy.

Federal investigators looking to prevent acts of domestic terrorism, like the massacre of 22 people at a crowded shopping center in El Paso on Saturday, have fewer tools and legal powers at their disposal than they would if they were up against someone tied to an international organizati...