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Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their com... Full Story

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  • Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs
    Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal authoritiessaid.

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