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    US Coast Guard Officer Charged With Planning Terror Attacks

    Prosecutors described Christopher Hasson, a 49-year-old lieutenant arrested last week on drug and gun charges, as a White nationalist and domestic terrorist planning a killing spree. Court documents revealed Hasson had a spreadsheet of targets including Democratic politicians and journalists. The Maryland native, found with 15 firearms, was stockpiling narcotics, steroids and human growth hormone.

    Who influenced him? Investigators say Hasson studied the 1,500-page manifesto of Anders Breivik — a Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 in 2011 — and copied his attack preparations. He also wrote to an American neo-Nazi leader about creating a “white homeland.”

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