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Congress briefed on 'credible but unconfirmed' 9/11 threat

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WASHINGTON — White House, intelligence and other officials briefed members of Congress Thursday about a "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat" to the U.S. homeland, a government official told CNN.

The source said New York City and Washington were cited as possible targets.

The legislators were told that officials are "strongly concerned" and "are not taking anything for granted," the source told CNN.

Additionally, a senior administration official with first-hand knowledge told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend that there is "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information," although the official added there are a lot of questions about the information.

The official noted that al Qaeda has shown an interest in important dates and anniversaries. CNN

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