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"Remain Vigilant": Authorities Wary of ISIS Threat on July 4


American authorities are stepping up their security preparations and urging a sense of vigilance at July 4 celebrations amid calls from ISIS militants to target public gatherings during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, NBC News reported. Authorities told NBC News they don't know of a specific or credible threat inside U.S. borders. But there is mounting evidence that homegrown "lone wolf" terrorists are heeding the Islamist terrorist group's calls to radicalization. Federal intelligence agencies issued a bulletin to local law enforcement in May reminding them "to remain vigilant during upcoming national holidays and military events due to the heightened threat of attacks" by ISIS and its supporters. Get More at NBC News

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'Foul Play' Involved in Arizona Couple's Disappearance: Sheriff

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 5:43 PM

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Activists Burn American Flag in New York Park to Protest Racism

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Shark Attacks Man Off North Carolina's Outer Banks


A shark attacked a man swimming off the North Carolina beach on Wednesday, biting the 68-year-old several times in waist-deep water around midday, authorities said. The swimmer, who was not identified, was in waist-deep water about 30 feet from the shore of Ocracoke Island when the shark struck, biting him on his left lower torso, his hip, his lower left leg and both hands, National Park Service spokeswoman Cyndy Holda said. "His wound on his leg looked like a 5-inch gash," said North Carolina resident Lynette Holman, who was vacationing on Ocracoke with her husband. "The news spread really quickly, and everyone ran out of the water when they heard what happened." The encounter was the third attack along the North Carolina coastline since this weekend, Holda said, bringing the total number of encounters to at least six since June. Get More at NBC News

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 6:46 AM
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