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December 25, 2012 10:44 PM

Amber Alert system gets a boost in spreading the word about child abductions

The way people receive Amber Alerts on cellphones will change Dec. 31 — and it should help get the word out even better than before, child advocates say. People still will receive text-like messages on smartphones capable of receiving such alerts. But the alerts about abducted children will join the system that also sends imminent threat alerts.

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