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Majority say terror strike likely within weeks

As the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks nears, a majority of Americans are seriously concerned about the nation’s vulnerability to terrorism and believe that new attacks are likely and imminent. In a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll, 80% say associates of fugitive al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden are in the country and poised to launch major strikes at any time. And 54% say they think that it’s likely that terrorists could strike within the next several weeks. The poll results come as the nation enters the Labor Day weekend, when AAA predicts that 33.4 million Americans will be traveling, an increase of 1.8% over last year. AAA says that the vast majority, 28.2 million, will be traveling by car. More than one in four indicate they will be going to cities for the holiday. The government has not issued a new terrorism alert for the holiday, a precaution that the Department of Homeland Security has sometimes taken in the past. And there is no new intelligence indicating a strike is imminent. The nation’s threat level remains at yellow, meaning an elevated risk of attack. Full Story

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