Articles by Matthew Barakat, Associated Press

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US Terrorist Database Growing at Rapid Rate
Matthew Barakat, Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jul 2014

The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit. About 99 percent of the names submitted are accepted, leading to criticism that the government is “wildly loose” in its use of the list.

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