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Tue June 3, 2014
Justice Department Reviving Task Force On Domestic Terrorism
The Justice Department is reviving a task force dedicated to preventing acts of domestic terrorism.
Officials say the reconstituted panel will include national security lawyers from the Justice Department and representatives from the FBI, among other agencies.
Participants in the group will share information in hopes of disrupting violence motivated by extremist ideologies, like the April shooting outside a Jewish Community Center in Kansas.
Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing the creation of the panel Tuesday.
The task force was first formed nearly 20 years ago under then-Attorney General Janet Reno after the Oklahoma City bombing, and had been scheduled to meet the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. But it never did, and the group was disbanded as attention turned to international terrorism.
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