After Terrorism Scare, Airport Screeners on High Alert

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In airports across the country today, would-be passengers chugged bottled water and tossed toothpaste, lotion and soap in the trash. The federal government says items like these — and other liquids and gels — could be used to sneak explosives onto planes, and banned them from carry-on luggage. As security checkpoints crack down, what are they looking for?


Paul Wilkinson, professor of international relations, chairman of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland



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