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What Are America’s Busiest Airports on Thanksgiving Weekend?

Even though the price of holiday travel is on the rise, nearly 24 million people will still be shuttling across the friendly skies this Thanksgiving weekend.

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Lots of Guns Are Getting Past Airport Security and Onto Planes

Potentially hundreds of loaded handguns could be making it aboard commercial flights every day, rattling the nerves of many frequent flyers, as once again they have reason to question the safety of airline travel.

Earlier last week, Transportation Security Administration baggage screeners unknowingly permitted the vice president of the New Orleans Hornets, Joshua Richardson, to board a flight to Newark, New Jersey, with a loaded .38 caliber pistol in his carry-on baggage. It was not until Richardson attempted to board a flight back to New Orleans that officials were made aware of the mistake.

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New Airport Body Scanners Could Reveal More About You Than You Realize

If you think airport security screenings are already too invasive, you probably won’t like this.

Within the next couple of years, the Department of Homeland Security will begin using laser-based molecular scanners at airports and border crossings. And what they reveal could surprise you.

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The Federal No-Fly List Has Increased By How Much in the Last Year?

The federal government’s secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or in the US has more than doubled over the last year, despite President Obama’s administration’s insistence that they are close to defeating al-Qaeda.

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You Won’t Believe What the TSA Confiscated in 2011

We haven’t heard anything from the TSA about how many actual terrorist plots it prevented in 2011. In fact, we have no real report on how much safer it was to fly around the country in 2011 because of the efforts of our favorite, invasive security agency. What we do have, though, is a list of the ridiculous things they have taken from Americans who dare to forget what they’ve been carrying in their carry-ons.

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