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Terror alert status drops to 'elevated'

Federal directive cites new security measures for transit systems

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / August 13, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The federal Department of Homeland Security lowered the national threat level for mass transit systems nationwide yesterday after concluding that new security measures installed in the aftermath of last month's London subway bombings permit local authorities to relax more extensive, and costly, patrols. (Full article: 606 words)

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