http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41323-2003Apr16.html The federal terrorist alert threat level was lowered from "high risk" (orange) to "elevated risk" (yellow) yesterday, partly because the war in Iraq is ending. The shift will end many security measures taken March 17 under the name Operation Liberty Shield, the Washington Post reports. States and localities say the alert was costing them millions in increased security expenses, for example sending National Guard troops to nuclear plants and other critical sites. The federal Homeland Security . . .
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