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In Boston, Homeland Security Chief Repeats Terror Warnings

Ridge notes, however, that no specific intelligence says the Democratic convention will be subject to attack. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on Wednesday visited the arena where the Democratic National Convention will begin in less than two weeks, and repeated warnings that “Al Qaeda is moving forward with plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States aimed to disrupt our democratic process.” However, he emphasized, “to date, we have no specific intelligence that tells us the convention itself will be subject to attack.” The secretary made his pronouncements while standing on a pier at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard. Directly behind him, on the opposite side of the Charles River, was the Fleet Center, where convention delegates would assemble July 26. Beside him was the Constitution, America’s oldest warship and a major tourist attraction. While he spoke, police and Coast Guard boats hovered nearby. Full Story

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