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TSA Reverses Small Knives Decision

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When the Transportation Security Administration recently said it was changing the rules to allow small knives and sports equipment as carry-on items on planes, that sparked an outcry over safety. The TSA is backing down and will require travelers to check those items after all.

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MONTAGNE: When the TSA recently said it was changing the rules to allow small knives and sports equipment as carry-on items on planes, that sparked an outcry over safety. Now the TSA is backing down and it will require travelers to check those items after all.

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