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Government Considers Raising Threat Level

The government is considering raising the threat level in Washington and New York City and for financial companies, a Homeland Security Department official said Sunday. Secretary Tom Ridge planned to discuss the alert status at an afternoon news conference at department headquarters. It was not immediately known what intelligence was leading the government to consider such action. New York’s status has remained at orange, indicating a high risk of terrorist attack, since Sept. 11, 2001, and a change to red would not mean dramatic changes in the city, said the Homeland Security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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