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Air Marshal Program May Be Cut

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Air Marshal Program May Be Cut

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Air Marshal Program May Be Cut

Air Marshal Program May Be Cut

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The Bush administration proposes a $104 million funding cut in the federal air marshal program to help close a $900 million shortfall in the Transportation Security Administration's budget. Democrats denounce the proposed cuts — which come amid new warnings of potential airplane hijackings — as dangerous. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler.