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Terror Threat Boosts U.S. Airport Security

The federal official in charge of the nation’s airports said Friday security has been “stepped up a notch” in the face of renewed terror warnings this holiday weekend and said authorities are asking the public to be vigilant. “If they see anything unusual, report it — an unattended package, something that just doesn’t look right, even odd behavior in the terminal or on the aircraft,” FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said on NBC’s “Today” show. She said photographs of seven suspected terrorists released Wednesday by the FBI “are everywhere” and that screeners have been redeployed to some of the busiest airports in anticipation of heavy Memorial Day holiday travel. “Certainly we are going to be on red alert looking for those individuals,” Blakey said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” With 200 million people expected to fly over the summer months, she cited a number of things travelers can do to make their trips easier and quicker. Full Story

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