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Bomb threats e-mailed nationwide

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A torrent of bomb threats emailed to universities, businesses, schools and news outlets Thursday from New York City to San Francisco sent police departments scrambling to sort out what appeared to be a nationwide electronic hoax aimed at extorting bitcoins from its targets.

The New York City Police Department said the threats were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and were not considered credible.

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