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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, listens as U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announces the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, of Wichita, Kan., during a news conference on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Witchita, Kan. Grissom said Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport where he planned to drive a car that he believed was full of explosives into a terminal at the airport. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)

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Undercover sting used to catch Wichita terrorism suspect

The arrest of a Kansas man accused of trying to bring what he thought was a car bomb into a Wichita airport marked the culmination of a months-long undercover sting in what has become a successful and widely used domestic counterterrorism tactic.

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