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Suspected bombs target top Obama, Clinton, CNN two weeks before U.S. election

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police have intercepted suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile Democrats, as well as to CNN, in what New York officials on Wednesday branded an act of terrorism.

The packages were similar in appearance and “contain potentially destructive devices,” the FBI said. Other officials said the devices looked similar to one that was found and detonated by police on Monday at the home of George Soros, a prominent Democratic Party donor and frequent target of right-wing conspiracy theories.

With the country deeply polarized, the news brought a new level of tension to the Nov. 6 election that will decide whether Democrats can take majorities now held by President Donald Trump’s Republicans in Congress.

By Rueters

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