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US could face a simmering, chronic domestic terror problem, warn security experts

Trump supporters seeking more violence could target state capitols during inauguration – here’s how cities can prepare

Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona Americans witnessed an alarming and deadly failure in planning and policing at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI failed to sound intelligence alarms, including about dozens of targets on the terrorist watch list traveling to Washington, D.C. U.S. Park Police, D.C. police and the National Guard, who collectively policed the “Save America” rally that preceded the riot, deviated from common crowd-control techniques by allowing rallygoers to bring flagpoles and other items that were

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How small towns are responding to the global pandemic

Leah Kemp, Mississippi State University Before the global pandemic hit, small towns across America were dealing with struggling economies, aging roads and bridges, and declining populations. The coronavirus added new challenges, like additional demand for limited hospital beds for an

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People are dying in US prisons, and not just from COVID-19

Heather Schoenfeld, Boston University Randall Jordan-Aparo, Darren Rainey and Latandra Ellington are not household names. But like Michael Brown, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, they were killed by law enforcement officers. Not police officers, but corrections officers. No dataset tracks

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