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  • FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, file photo, an airline passenger pulls off his shoes to be scanned as he prepares to go through a security checkpoint at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in SeaTac, Wash.  The U.S Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, it is warning airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    D.C. driver's license rejected by Orlando TSA agent

    A Transportation Safety Administration agent at the Orlando International Airport rejected a man's use of his D.C. driver's license as identification — because he had no idea where the District of Columbia was located.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    BANDOW: It's time to shut down the Transportation Safety Administration

    Any American who travels must deal with the Transportation Safety Administration. The Bush administration made many mistakes in dealing with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Creating a government monopoly to handle transportation safety was one of the worst.

  • In this aerial video frame grab provided by CBS-LA, fire and rescue personnel gather at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/CBS-LA)

    Gunman kills TSA agent at LAX, injures 2 others

    A man carrying a bag with a hand-written note that said he "wanted to kill TSA" opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA officer and wounding at least three others, authorities said.

  • Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole says he is looking into airport scanning technology used overseas. (Associated Press)

    Government seeks 'minimally-invasive' scanners for airports

    Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday the agency is looking at new technology such as body scanners that show passengers as "stick figures" and security methods used in Israeli airports in a drive to make air travel security "as minimally invasive as possible."

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