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The Young Extremists

Members of the National Guard are seen patrolling near the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Members of the National Guard are seen patrolling near the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Bruno Cua is believed to be the youngest person to be arrested and charged in connection to the Capitol insurrection

The 18-year-old is expected to be released to his parents on bail after he contracted COVID-19. 

He faces multiple charges, including assault on a federal officer and civil disorder.

How do young people come to these kinds of extreme beliefs? And what can we do to keep them from radicalizing?

We’re asking NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston about her latest reporting on these questions.

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Kaity Kline
Kaity Kline is an Assistant Producer at Morning Edition and Up First. She started at NPR in 2019 as a Here & Now intern and has worked at nearly every NPR news magazine show since.

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