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Why People Are Reluctant To Call The Austin Bomber A Terrorist

The suspect in the Austin bombings has been described as "troubled" by both police and the media. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to NPR Code Switch reporter Gene Demby about why people seem reluctant to call him a terrorist.

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Corrected: March 25, 2018 at 10:00 PM MDT
In this report, we incorrectly refer to the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter as being of Arab descent. In fact, his parents came to the United States from Afghanistan.
Gene Demby is the co-host and correspondent for NPR's Code Switch team.
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