Terror Alert Level at 'High' The U.S. government on Sunday raised the national terror alert level to orange, the second-highest level on the five-point scale. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says terrorists may be plotting attacks larger than those of Sept. 11, 2001. The warning comes as millions of Americans prepare for holiday travel. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.
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U.S. Terror Alert Level Raised to 'High'

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U.S. Terror Alert Level Raised to 'High'

U.S. Terror Alert Level Raised to 'High'

U.S. Terror Alert Level Raised to 'High'

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The U.S. government on Sunday raised the national terror alert level to orange, the second-highest level on the five-point scale. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says terrorists may be plotting attacks larger than those of Sept. 11, 2001. The warning comes as millions of Americans prepare for holiday travel. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.