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Missile alerts would fall to feds under defense bill

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                                A smartphone screen capture shows the retraction of a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Jan. 13, 2018.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A smartphone screen capture shows the retraction of a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Jan. 13, 2018.

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                                U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, pictured in July arriving on Capitol Hill for a meeting, authored a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would give the federal government the responsibility to alert the public of a missile threat.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, pictured in July arriving on Capitol Hill for a meeting, authored a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would give the federal government the responsibility to alert the public of a missile threat.

The federal government is poised to take over responsibility for alerting the public of a missile threat under a provision authored by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) that was inserted into the proposed National Defense Authorization Act. Read more

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