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    TSA Adds More Security Checks

    A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer stands alongside a temporary exhibit on the September 11, 2001 attacks, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, September 1, 2011. Running for for the 9 days leading up to the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the Museum will display more than 50 objects from the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in an exhibit titled, "September 11: Remembrance and Reflection." AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Those old parking tickets are now going to be common knowledge when you’re going through airport security. The Transportation Security Administration will now be accessing government and private databases that include information such as car registration and employment information even to people traveling within the U.S. borders. That information had previously only been available to people entering the U.S. The TSA is aiming to offer lighter screenings by the end of the year—travelers may soon not have to take off their shoes and jackets—and frequent fliers will soon be able to bypass security by undergoing a criminal background check beforehand.

    Read it at The New York Times