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US terror alert level raised to High/Orange

[JURIST] According to the Department of Homeland Security website, the US terror alert level has been raised to High/Orange.

UPDATE [8:56 PM ET]: A statement by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announcing the heightened alert and setting out the basics of "Operation Liberty Shield," described as "a comprehensive national plan to protect the Homeland," is now available on the White House website.
UPDATE [10:13 PM ET]: A fact sheet on Operation Liberty Shield is now available online from the Department of Homeland Security.

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