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Possible Election Shockers

Terror Threat

Who would have guessed that Libya would turn into such a fall flashpoint?

But the Sept. 11 killing of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, served as a stark reminder that the long fight against terrorism is far from over.

Late in the 2004 race, Osama bin Laden released a video threatening more attacks on the United States. It caused some clenching by the electorate, with many late-breaking voters deciding to stick with Republican President George W. Bush and a terror policy they knew. Democratic nominee John Kerry later conceded the video altered the dynamics of the final week of the race.

By BRIAN BAKST, AP

(AP Photo)



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