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What a government shutdown could look like: "Things start breaking"

Nov 13, 2023
With Congress approaching another funding deadline, we consider some of the practical effects if lawmakers don't avoid a government shutdown.
TSA agents are among the federal government employees who will stop getting paid as soon as a government shutdown starts.
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Flying is going to be very different post-coronavirus

May 12, 2020
COVID-19 could change airports and the experience onboard planes as much as 9/11 did, according to some experts.
An Air France employee checks the body temperature of passengers before they board a flight.
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United buys stake in biometric firm Clear as a pitch to frequent fliers

Jul 30, 2019
Airlines are looking for ways to hold on to their most valuable customers.
A United Airlines plane.
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Definition of an essential worker does a shutdown shift

Jan 17, 2019
Thousands of government employees are furloughed during this government shutdown.
Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Real ID fuels demand for passports

Feb 23, 2018
About half of U.S. states are issuing driver licenses that comply with the Real ID Act.

There are longer lines ahead as TSA tightens security

Oct 26, 2017
Restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming from some countries have been rolled back. But now U.S. officials are requiring any person traveling to the country be subject to new, tighter screenings.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
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You can take a frozen turkey through airport security

Nov 21, 2016
Along with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
A turkey is on view for sale at a grocery store November 20, 2014, in Centreville, Virginia. 

Fifteen years later, how is aviation security faring?

Sep 26, 2016
Billions have been spent since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Passengers line up outside a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA.
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