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Terror alerts have been refined, officials say

Nearly six months ago, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expressed concern that local governments and citizens were starting to tune out his office’s nationwide terrorism alerts and the color-coded warning system that accompanied them. Since then, the Bush administration’s new approach to alerts has become clear: It’s not issuing them as often. At least, not nationwide. After issuing four terror alerts during the first eight months the U.S. government’s color-coded alert system was in place, the administration has gone almost six months without imposing any. Today, the alert level remains at Code Yellow, meaning the government says there is an “elevated risk” of a terrorist attack. Full Story

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