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Washington (AFP) — The White House said Friday that it had no plans to raise terror alert levels in the United States, despite Britain’s decision to raise its threat level to “severe.”

“I don’t anticipate at this point there is a plan to change that level,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, when asked whether Washington anticipated issuing a similar warning to Americans over a perceived threat from Islamic State operatives.

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