Emergency Alert System Out of Date, Report Charges

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0305190187may19,1,7021466.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed The Emergency Alert System, a familiar symbol of national security, is hobbled by outdated technology and in danger of being tuned out by a public weary of an expanding array of warnings, the Chicago Tribune reports. Fewer Americans nowadays hear the "This is only a test" warning aired monthly by television, radio and cable stations. A growing number of other government warnings--from color-coded terror . . .

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