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The largest group on the government’s terrorist watch list have one absurd thing in common

There are 680,000 people in the U.S. government’s terrorist screening database. But it turns out you don’t exactly need to be an actual terrorist to make the cut.

A copy of the watch list leaked to the Intercept revealed that 280,000 people — more than 40% of the database — have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation.”

Is it really making us safer?