US government ran its first nationwide test of its wireless emergency alert system at 2:18PM ET today, with a message going to all US wireless users (Brian Fung/Washington Post)

Brian Fung / Washington Post:
US government ran its first nationwide test of its wireless emergency alert system at 2:18PM ET today, with a message going to all US wireless users  —  Beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, Americans across the country were interrupted by an urgent notification on their cellphones.



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