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Jittery Nation Remains on High Alert

Police carrying semiautomatic rifles patrolled the grounds of the Capitol today, and the government warned key industries and utilities to beware of employees who might have been planted by al-Qaida or other terrorist groups. The security measures were the latest to emerge since the nation went on high alert for possible terrorist attacks last week. The orange level is the second-highest in a five-point, color-coded scale that would be topped only by a red alert that meant an attack was imminent or under way. There are no plans to raise the threat level, Justice Department officials said. U.S. counterterrorism officials said they are continuing to gather intelligence but have no specific information as to targets or methods for a terrorist strike. Authorities have said they are worried about attacks timed to coincide with the hajj, a Muslim holy period that ended Thursday, or the beginning of a war with Iraq. Full Story

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