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Terror fears tinge summer travel

Margi Koors was excited when she boarded an Amtrak train in Chicago recently for an 18-hour overnight trip that would land her in the heart of the nation’s capital around noon the next day. But Koors’ train didn’t pull into Washington, D.C., in time for lunch. Or dinner. Or even the 11 o’clock news. Instead, it sat on the tracks 140 miles from the city for nearly 12 hours while FBI agents, police and bomb-sniffing dogs combed every inch of it – all because a passenger had reported that two Middle Eastern men sitting nearby were acting suspiciously. The incident was another in a series of terrorist warnings, emergency drills and false alarms affecting the lives of more Americans than at any time since the Sept. 11 attacks. That same week, TV viewers nationwide saw thousands of terrified workers and tourists running from the U.S. Capitol after erroneous reports that an incoming plane was minutes away from striking. Full Story

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