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Pentagon to close database used to monitor campus protests

The Defense Department promised to close down an anti-terrorism database that at one point contained information on anti-war protests on college campuses and elsewhere, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The database, known as Threat and Local Observation Notice or TALON, will cease operating in September but data already collected will be retained. Future information on threats to the military will be forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.