Amber alert

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Amber alert

(US and Canadian) originally an acronym of America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, a notification to the general public, such as by commercial radio or electronic traffic-condition signs, regarding an abduction of a child.
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Conservative MEP Edward McMillan-Scott renewed calls for support for a US-style Amber Alert network of fast response warnings across borders when a child is believed to have been abducted.
Vanishing Youngsters: No Easy Answers"--the second article of a three-part special report, "The Night-mare of Missing Children," in the September 2003 issue--was the victim of some unclear editing concerning the AMBER Alert Network Act.
More than 420 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the AMBER Alert network.