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Heightened Terrorism Concerns Prompt Tighter Screenings For U.S.-Bound Flights

Amid fears that terrorists may have found new ways to bypass existing security, the American government is pushing for tighter screening measures at European and Middle Eastern airports for flights heading to the U.S.

07/03/2014

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TSA Recommends Having Armed Law Enforcement At Airport Security Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration Wednesday released a report outlining several significant changes to improve security at airports including having armed law enforcement at checkpoints and ticket counters during peak travel times.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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Leaving Your Explosives at the Airport

This is another of those “Somebody left a box of explosives at the airport for a training exercise, and then they disappeared, but somebody else found them later, and nobody was hurt, so it’s all OK”-stories. Except, it’s not OK.

09/06/2011

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Man Faces Stowaway Charges After Airport Arrest

A Nigerian American has been indicted on federal stowaway charges after authorities say he breached three layers of airport security when he got on a cross-country flight with an expired boarding pass.

07/09/2011

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LAX Police On Heightened Alert After Deadly Moscow Bombing

Los Angeles Airport Police were on “heightened alert” Tuesday after a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people at Moscow’s busiest airport.

01/25/2011

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TSA Chief: Resisting Scanners Just Means Delays

Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/23/2010

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Try Wearing THIS At The TSA X-ray Scanner

God bless the American spirit of innovation: a Nevada company is marketing men’s underwear, specially designed for air passengers going through security checkpoints. Allegedly, the special fig leaf design shields the wearer from radiation, and ridicule, at the X-ray scanner.

11/22/2010

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Airport Security Screenings Cause Growing Backlash

More travelers are voicing their frustration with airport security and its increasingly invasive procedures.

11/21/2010

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Protesting the TSA’s Security Checks

The newly formed opt-out crowd wants fliers to demand pat-downs next Wednesday, with the goal of slowing long security lines even more. Hmmmm: passive resistance, an effective form of protest since Gandhi, and Selma.

11/15/2010

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TSA Changing Pat Down Procedure To More Hand-Sliding Motion

The Transportation Security Administration is changing the way it pats down passengers at airports — moving from the screener’s traditional hand pat to more of a hand-sliding motion, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

10/29/2010

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