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Aviation security agency challenged by explosive-detection deadline

The Transportation Security Administration must find new ways to screen checked baggage for explosives, or it will miss a key deadline in the 2001 Aviation and Transportation Security Act, Transportation Inspector General Kenneth Mead told a House panel on Wednesday. The agency will not be able to install enough explosive-detection machines in the nation’s airports to meet a Dec. 31 deadline for screening all checked baggage, Mead told members of the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. Full Story

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