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First Word: Intercepted al Qaeda message behind embassy closures

Intelligence sources told NBC News that the electronic communication they intercepted between al Qaeda leaders mentioned a desire "to do something big" this

Intelligence sources told NBC News that the electronic communication they intercepted between al Qaeda leaders mentioned a desire "to do something big" this past Sunday--the 27th day of the Muslim holy month Ramadan.We'll have the latest details and analysis at 10pm ET. Here's a look at the headlines shaping tonight's rundown:

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