U.S. authorities, concerned about a terror attack during this summer's political conventions, are trying to identify potential extremists inside the country, reports the New York Times. The effort includeds interviews in places where terrorists might seek refuge. Almost half the budgets in each convention city will be spent on security. The Democrats meet in Boston July 26 to 29, the Republicans in New York City Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. New York is regarded as a higher risk than Boston by counterterrorism officials. "Al Qaeda has unambiguous plans to hit the homeland again," said James Pavitt, CIA . . .
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