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US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly don't come true.

Some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol embraced the theory.

Many QAnon followers believe former President Donald Trump was fighting enemies within the so-called "deep state" to expose a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibals operating a child sex trafficking ring.

The report was compiled by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security and released Tuesday by Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat.

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and NOMAAN MERCHANT
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