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Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 9:40 AM

'This Year Is Different': Fears of July 4 ISIS-Style Attack


Although Fourth of July security advisories are fairly common, this year's bulletin sent to local law enforcement in May carries weight because ISIS has asked its supporters to carry out attacks around the world, NBC News reported. Authorities have said they are unaware of any specific or credible threat inside the country. But there is mounting evidence that many of those ISIS supporters, including so-called lone wolves who have been inspired if not explicitly backed by the group, are heeding those calls. In the New York region alone, authorities have arrested five people on terror-related charges in the past month. "This year is different from other years because of the real links that come across between ISIS' fighters on the ground connecting with radicalized individuals or self-radicalized individuals online in the homeland," said Laith Alkhouri, a co-founder of security consulting firm Flashpoint Intelligence, an NBC News partner. Get More at NBC News

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"Moronic": Trump's Big Mouth Hurts His Bottom Line: Experts

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Woman's Measles Death the 1st in U.S. Since 2003

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NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans to Not Fly Confederate Flag

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WATCH: Emotional Courtroom Reunion as Judge, Suspect Realize They Were Middle School Classmates

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Fourth of July: What You Should Know

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'People Buck Naked, People Doing Sex': Families Furious at Hollywood 'Campsite'

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Escaped Murderer Aimed Shotgun at Agents: Authorities

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 3:37 AM
 

The progress we make today is another demonstration we don't have to be imprisoned by the past.  

— President Obama, announcing that the U.S. and Cuba have struck a deal to open embassies in each other's capitals in order to re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time in half a century.
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News Crews Mugged, Cameras Stolen at Pier

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Key ISIS Leader Killed in Coalition Airstrike in Syria: U.S.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 4:55 AM
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Wisconsin Is Drunkest State in U.S.: Report

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Bubble Wrap to Lose Its Trademark Sound


Bubble Wrap is like no other packing material. Its round air bubbles keep items safe and create a signature sound when popped. However, the sound is reportedly going away. The Sealed Air Corp. has introduced a new version called iBubble Wrap, according to The Wall Street Journal. iBubble will ship flat and be inflated before use, taking up less space -- one-fiftieth as much -- when loaded into delivery trucks. Get More at TODAY.com

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Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego for 2 More Years: Mayor