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Obama Schedules ‘Violent Extremism’ Summit, Still Unable to Acknowledge Islamist Jihad

By Amanda Vicinanzo, Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today
Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief of Homeland Security Today
Special to In Homeland Security

Although jihadi propaganda videos released in the past year have continuously called for terrorist attacks on the U.S. and the West, it was not until after the heinous attacks in Paris that the White House scheduled an international anti-extremism summit initially set for last year, but postponed without explanation.

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Ukraine

Rockets Kill 29 in Ukrainian City as Rebels Launch Offensive

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities said. Ukraine’s top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.

Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of his military officials and cut short a trip to Saudi Arabia to rush back to coordinate the government’s response.

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New York Terror Trial

NYC Terror Trial: Sept. 11-era Security Unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — Bigger names in global terrorism have been tried in New York’s federal courts before but there has never been this kind of security all at once: Assault rifle-toting federal guards at every entrance, Homeland Security vans surrounding the courthouses, searches, metal detectors and sign-ins required for all trial visitors.

As a terror trial gets underway for a lone defendant in twin bombings of U.S.

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Security Federal Buildings

Ohio man arrested in alleged plot to attack Capitol

Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested an Ohio man who espoused support for the Islamic State and who allegedly plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in a military-style assault, according to court documents.

Christopher Lee Cornell, a 20-year-old resident of the Cincinnati area, was charged with purchasing and possessing firearms and attempting to kill U.S. government officers and employees.

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