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New homeland security legislation would scrap color-coded alerts

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a $34 billion Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act [full text], which provides funding for anti-terrorism programs and an overhaul of the current terrorism warning system [DHS backgrounder]. If the bill becomes law, it will limit the scope of future terrorism warnings to geographic regions and scrap the color-coded alert level structure entirely. AFP has more.

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