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Airport Screeners

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Airport Screeners

Airport Screeners

Airport Screeners

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The Transportation Security Administration has been assigned the task of placing federal passenger screeners in airports nationwide by Nov. 19. However, in order for the TSA to meet that deadline it would have to hire and train 8,000 people each month between now and November. NPR's Mary Ann Akers reports from Chicago.

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