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Newark Airport Staff Loses Fake Explosives in Test

Security screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport lost a bag containing fake explosives used to test the airport’s bomb-detection system, federal officials said on Wednesday. The bag was mistakenly loaded on a Continental Airlines flight to Amsterdam, where it was retrieved on arrival, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said. The airport near New York City was one of three used by the Sept. 11 hijackers. The bag should have been removed by TSA staff after a security exercise on Tuesday the agency periodically conducts at airports across the country, said Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the TSA’s northeastern region. Full Story

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