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High Security Planned for Mall

WWII Memorial Events Under No Specific Threat, Officials Say. Federal authorities will erect a security cordon around the entire Mall for Saturday’s dedication of the National World War II Memorial, but officials stressed that the plans are not based on any specific threat. Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) said law enforcement officials have been drawing security plans for the event for a year, and federal officials encouraged people to go about their normal activities. Officials expect the Memorial Day weekend celebration to attract as many 200,000 people a day beginning Friday. Homeland Security Department officials warned Tuesday that a string of high-profile gatherings in Washington and elsewhere could become targets for terrorists beginning this summer. Full Story

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