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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

FBI chases terror plot leads

Three National Guard troops observe passengers at a boarding gate in Terminal C at Logan International Airport in Boston Friday, (AP Photo/George Rizer)

Three National Guard troops observe passengers at a boarding gate in Terminal C at Logan International Airport in Boston Friday, (AP Photo/George Rizer)

A top White House counterterrorism official tried to reassure the public Friday that it’s safe to fly even as she acknowledged that investigators continue to search for some of the terrorists accused of planning to blow up airliners over the Atlantic Ocean.

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American soldiers’ bodies found in Iraq

The bodies of two American service members missing since a helicopter crash this week were found west of Baghdad, officials said Friday, while gunmen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric torched an office of the Iraqi president’s Kurdish party.

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Americans adjusting to new travel restrictions

Security procedures were still evolving at U.S. airports early Friday, with a second layer of check points opening at the airplane gates and National Guard troops arriving to patrol major airports in New York, California and Massachusetts.

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A crowning victory for terrorism

By DALE McFEATTERS

A rite of American passage has been officially denied us. The National Park Service will not reopen the crown of the Statue of Liberty, closed since 9/11, to tourists. This is most unfortunate.

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Bush hopes terror plot provides political gains

By Olivier Knox

US President George W. Bush seized on a foiled London airline bomb plot to hammer unnamed critics he accused of having all but forgotten the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Weighed down by the unpopular war in Iraq, Bush and his aides have tried to shift the national political debate from that conflict to the broader and more popular global war on terrorism ahead of November 7 congressional elections.

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Repubs, Dems trade barbs on terror plot

By LIZ SIDOTI

Republicans and Democrats clashed over the war on terror on Thursday within hours of the disclosure of a thwarted terrorist plot in Britain, each side accusing the other of doing too little to deter the threat of attack.

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Unions step up to political plate

By WILL LESTER

The largest union in the AFL-CIO — representing state and local government workers — is beginning a multimillion-dollar effort to mobilize its members to vote, work for improved health care and organize more workers.

The effort will be paid for by increases in the dues paid by workers and the fees paid by local unions.

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Death toll tops 100 in China

The strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century killed more than 100 people, dozens of whom had taken shelter in a house that collapsed, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, and the toll appeared likely to rise.

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Israel bombs, shells Hezbollah positions

Israeli warplanes and artillery pounded Hezbollah positions Friday in an attempt to gain command of strategic high ground and disrupt guerrilla rocket attacks. In far north Lebanon, Israeli jets blasted a key bridge to Syria, killing at least 12 people.

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Brits ID 19 terror suspects

A security officer from the Transportation Security Administration warns departing passengers that "liquids and gels" are no longer permitted on airline flights at Washington Dulles International Airport. (AFP/Paul J. Richards)

A security officer from the Transportation Security Administration warns departing passengers that “liquids and gels” are no longer permitted on airline flights at Washington Dulles International Airport. (AFP/Paul J. Richards)

British officials identified 19 of the suspects accused of plotting to blow up U.S.-bound aircraft, making public a list of names that fueled suspicions of a Pakistan connection. Travelers saw shorter lines at airports as flight schedules slowly returned to normal Friday.

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