US is failing to address ‘persistent and lethal threat’ of domestic terrorism, report finds

Federal government has continued to focus ‘disproportionately’ on international terrorist threats despite spate of racist shootings

The FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are failing to properly address the threat of domestic terrorism, predominantly from white supremacist and anti-government extremists, according to a Senate committee report released on Monday.

The Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee spent three years investigating dom...

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Virginia candlelight vigil pays tribute to six Walmart workers killed in shooting

Governor attends Monday ceremony as Chesapeake residents mourn diverse group

Hundreds gathered on Monday in Virginia’s second-largest city to honor six people killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart, with the state’s governor pledging to confront a “mental health and a behavioral health crisis”.

Chesapeake’s candlelight vigil paid tribute to a diverse group of third-shift workers, ages 16 to 70, who unloaded trucks, broke down cardboard boxes and stocked shelves in this sprawlin...

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New York man pleads guilty to Buffalo supermarket killing spree

White supremacist admits to murder and hate-motivated domestic terrorism charges in May attack that left 10 Black people dead

The white gunman who fatally shot 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket earlier this year pleaded guilty on Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Payton Gendron, 19, entered the plea on Monday in a courthouse roughly two miles from the grocery store where he used...

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Triple homicide suspect was sheriff’s deputy who drove across US to meet girl, police say

Suspect met teen online and ‘catfished’ her before killing three members of her family, according to officers

The suspect in a triple homicide in southern California who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who police believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family.

Austin Lee Edwards, 28, also probably set fire to the family’s home in Riverside, California, on the day of the shooting on Friday ...

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Watch live: Kirby joins Jean-Pierre for White House press briefing

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will be joined by National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on Monday afternoon for a press briefing.

The Biden administration is entering the end-of-year stretch with the goal of passing a national ban on semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15-style rifles used in last week's Colorado Springs mass killing, as well those in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y. An effort to pass an assault weapons ban earlier this yea...

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