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Some Fliers Could Avoid Extra Scrutiny

Airline passengers who voluntarily submit to a background check to demonstrate that they are not security risks could receive identity cards that would exempt them from being routinely selected for extra screening at airports, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said Monday. But such travelers would still go through the same basic screening as everyone else and would go on for closer inspection if they set off a metal detector or if a screener saw something suspicious in the X-ray of their carry-on bags, the spokesman said, under a pilot program once called “trusted traveler” and now known as “registered traveler.” Full Story

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