U.S. Heightens Terror Alert The government raises the national terror alert warning to its second-highest level, from yellow to orange. Home Security Secretary Tom Ridge says his agency has information indicating that extremists abroad are anticipating near-term attacks that they believe will either rival, or exceed, the Sept. 11th attacks. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.
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U.S. Raises Terror Alert Level to 'High'

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

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

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

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The government raises the national terror alert warning to its second-highest level, from yellow to orange. Home Security Secretary Tom Ridge says his agency has information indicating that extremists abroad are anticipating near-term attacks that they believe will either rival, or exceed, the Sept. 11th attacks. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.