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McFadden: Passport plan key to terrorism fight

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden campaigns in Rochester / Sept. 10 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden campaigns in Rochester / Sept. 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden is pressing a proposal to strip passports from American recruits to the Islamic State group, but says that won't mean those people lose their U.S. citizenship altogether.

McFadden gave additional details Monday about his anti-terror approach. He also says job-training programs and grants to law enforcement could help would-be recruits from heading abroad in the first place. He's not saying how much more the government should spend on those things.

McFadden is running against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The incumbent says he's open to proposals to prevent Islamic State converts from returning to the United States.

The McFadden proposal would require the State Department to revoke passports of suspected militants. The candidate says decisions would be based on intelligence agency reports. Those affected could appeal.

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