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Officials Rethinking Public Terror Alerts

Authorities say the recent terror alert issued for Boston was the result of an act of revenge by an immigrant smuggler allegedly trying to get back at people who failed to pay him. The apparent hoax has renewed scrutiny on the choices that authorities must make between deciding when to warn the public and when to investigate quietly without broadcasting the threat.The warning from an anonymous tipster to California authorities quickly crackled across the nation to Boston: A group of people were on route to Massachusetts and planning a terror attack.Full Story

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