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Security enhanced as anniversary of 9/11 nears

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An Amtrak K-9 division police officer stands guard at Pennsylvania Station in New York on Sept. 9. The city is deploying additional resources and taking other security steps in response to a potential terror threat before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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New York City police officers search the back of a man's vehicle at a checkpoint on Broadway in New York on Sept. 9.

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Security has been enhanced around the country in the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a date officials have long known could be an appealing time to attack. 

The FBI and Homeland Security Department issued a joint intelligence bulletin Thursday night to law enforcement around the country urging them to maintain increased security and be on the lookout for suspicious activity. Read the full story.

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New York and Washington are on high alert after United States intelligence officials received information about possible attacks leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. NBC's Pete Williams reports.