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    Authorities Nearly Certain About Sinai Jet Bomb Theory

    Investigators are analyzing a last-second noise on the cockpit voice recording from a doomed Russian jetliner — a bid to determine if a terrorist bomb is what they’re hearing. Although they don’t yet feel they have enough information to verify militant’s claim of downing the Metrojet flight on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a U.S. source says it’s virtually certain that’s what happened. While the Russian government has warned against jumping to conclusions before the probe is finished, these troubling indications have raised concerns that airport security is far from airtight.

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