Nationwide Alert System Test on Tuesday

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The Trump administration plans to send out a message to all  cellphones in the U.S. Thursday, a test of an alert system for national  emergencies. The test is scheduled for 2:18pm ET and will come across as  "Presidential Alert."

The message will indicate it is just a test. The Federal Emergency  Management Agency was required to create the alert system under a 2016  law requiring the President to be able to send out nationwide messages.  It's similar to other regional emergency messages about weather events  or missing children.

Source: Time

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