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Security intensifies on Amtrak routes

Transportation Security Administration workers began screening checked bags Monday on Amtrak’s five long-distance trains that leave Washington, D.C.’s Union Station each weekday. Screeners will use X-ray machines, bomb sniffing dogs and wands that can detect traces of explosives. Security on railways has heightened after the Mar. 11 railway bombing in Madrid, Spain. Easy access to trains and train platforms make them vulnerable to terrorist attacks, security officials say. TSA officials say it is crucial to preventing fatal terror attacks like the one that killed nearly 200 people in Spain three months ago. Full Story

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