America to buzz as phones get ‘presidential alert’ test Wednesday

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters during a Make America Great Again rally in Southaven, Mississippi, U.S. October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will send messages to more than 200 million U.S. cellphones on Wednesday testing a previously unused presidential alert system that aims to warn the public in the event of a national emergency. The test message was originally scheduled for September but was pushed back to Wednesday at 2:18 p.m. […]

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