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Published 17 August 2017

Trump aide Katharine Gorka urged DHS to pull grant for group fighting white supremacy: Report; Revocation of grants to help fight hate under new scrutiny after Charlottesville; Domestic hate groups elude feds; ‘He was radicalized online’: Nephew of white nationalist speaks; Congress needs a bipartisan panel on violent extremism. Now.; Denmark says ‘hug a jihadi’ program is working; U.S. Geological Survey makes moves to expand, improve earthquake early alert system.

Trump aide Katharine Gorka urged DHS to pull grant for group fighting white supremacy: Report (Melissa Quinn, Washington Examiner)
The Trump administration pulled a grant awarded to a group committed to deradicalizing white supremacists at the urging of Trump aide Katharine Gorka, weeks before white nationalist groups and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, according to a report.

Revocation of grants to help fight hate under new scrutiny after Charlottesville(Ron Nixon, Eileen Sullivan, New York Times)
After the violent, deadly clash on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., the move to pull back money from a group dedicated to helping people leave hate groups is receiving renewed scrutiny.

Domestic hate groups elude feds (Ali Watkins, Josh Meyer, Politico)
American white supremacists enjoy legal protections that blunt sweeping powers used to prosecute groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda.

He was radicalized online’: Nephew of white nationalist speaks (Lindsey Ellefson, CNN)
During a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Jacob Scott shed light on how his white nationalist uncle, Peter Tefft, became radicalized.

Congress needs a bipartisan panel on violent extremism. Now. (Eric Rosand, The Hill)
In the aftermath of last weekend’s neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, much of the country’s attention focused on President Trump’s refusal to call out the “radical white terrorists.”

Denmark says ‘hug a jihadi’ program is working (TrueNews)
A new approach to dealing with radicalized Muslim youth in Denmark is reportedly having a positive effect.

U.S. Geological Survey makes moves to expand, improve earthquake early alert system (Dameon Pesanti, Columbian, Vancouver)
The USGS has signed new cooperative agreements with six universities and purchased nearly $1 million in new equipment.