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L.A. Checked as Possible 'Dirty Bomb' Attack Target

When the nation went to a high-profile alert against terrorism in December, U.S. officials quietly dispatched Department of Energy investigators to five cities, including Los Angeles, to determine if they were threatened by radiological devices, according to an official familiar with the investigation. But the search for so-called dirty bombs in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Las Vegas failed to turn up any evidence of any such device, the official said Tuesday. The search, according to the official, was part of the same increased security prompted by intelligence indicating that Al Qaeda was planning a new wave of attacks on the United States during the recent holidays. Full Story

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