- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

The grants were announced Thursday by Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Reps. Rick Crawford and Steve Womack.

ASU will receive $508,403 to study how violent domestic extremists use the Internet to organize like-minded individuals, disseminate ideas and recruit new members.

UA will receive $399,531 to identify behavioral characteristics of homegrown terrorists who were able to evade arrest and/or neutralization for a long period of time to determine how that affects potential recruits and the overall sustainability of larger terror groups.

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