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A-State receives $500,000 grant to study domestic terrorism

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas will receive $900,000 to study domestic terrorism.

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford and Steve Womack announced Thursday that the universities would receive the Department of Justice grants.

A-State will receive $508,403 to study how violent domestic extremists use the internet to organize like-minded individuals, disseminate ideas and recruit new members, according to a news release from Sen. Boozman's office.

“I’m proud that our very own ASU will be working to help protect our nation from domestic threats, particularly through studying their online presence,” Crawford said. “As the nature of these threats continues to change along with the media our enemies use, we as a country need to adapt and that’s exactly what these studies aim to do.”

UA will receive $399,531 to identify behavioral characteristics of homegrown terrorists who evaded arrest and/or neutralization for long periods.

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