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And all across the country today, wherever you were, there's a good chance your routine was interrupted by an alert and a text message on your cell phone. It was the first test of the new presidential alert system for national emergencies. Most people got it, but not everyone. NBC s Tom Costello has details. From coast to coast, the alert came at exactly the same moment, 2:18 p.m. in the East, 118 in the Midwest. 11:18 Pacific Time, while FCC rules prohibit us from airing the alert tones. Two hu...
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