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President Obama wants quicker handling of threats

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says when it comes to terror threats against the nation, "the buck stops with me." And he's ordering changes in the way information on potential threats is handled.

He's telling the intelligence community to assign "clear lines of responsibility" for immediately pursuing leads on those threats. In response to the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt over Detroit, Obama also wants to strengthen the way people are added to the terror watch list and the no-fly list. And he's calling for intelligence reports -- especially those that deal with threats -- to be distributed more quickly and widely.

Obama he says there needs to be a stronger process for analyzing and processing intelligence.

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