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Beijing Schools Close as City Issues 1st Smog Red Alert

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Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing's first-ever red alert for smog took effect Tuesday, closing many factories and invoking restrictions to keep half the city's vehicles off the roads. The alert in effect through Thursday - the most serious warning on a four-tier system adopted a little over two years ago - means authorities have forecast more than three consecutive days of severe smog. A grey soupy haze subsumed Beijing's unique...

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