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The Terrorism Risk Trump Talks About

US President-elect Donald Trump talks with media, after his meeting with families and victims of last week's attack at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 8, 2016. Somali student Abdul Razak Ali Artan plowed his car into a crowd and slashed several people with a knife on Nov. 28, 2016. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump talks with media, after his meeting with families and victims of last week's attack at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Dec. 8, 2016. Somali student Abdul Razak Ali Artan plowed his car into a crowd and slashed several people with a knife on Nov. 28, 2016. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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