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Government Increases Terror Alert to 'High Risk'

The government puts the nation on heightened alert for the possibility of terrorism. The Bush administration raises the alert one notch to code orange, signaling a "high risk" of attack, based on communications chatter possibly linked to al Qaeda terrorists. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.

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You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.