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Capitol Still Al Qaeda Target, Official Says

Intelligence gathered overseas indicates that Al Qaeda still has its sights on the U.S. Capitol, in addition to the five financial institutions in Washington, New York and New Jersey revealed last week, a White House official said Sunday. The targeting of the Capitol and members of Congress — which had been known previously — came up again “as part of this continuing threat stream” that led officials on Aug. 1 to raise the terror alert, White House domestic security advisor Frances Townsend said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “There were other targets that we were aware of,” she said, adding that intelligence suggests Al Qaeda operatives “practiced in the training camps for assassinations and kidnappings.”Full Story

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