Feds Shift Gears on Airport Security Cuts

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The federal Transportation Security Administration already is saying that it will scale back on deep cuts announced Wednesday in the screener workforce at Chicago's Midway Airport and consider doing the same at O'Hare International Airport. City aviation officials had complained that waits at passenger checkpoints would soar because of the cuts, the Chicago Tribune reports. The federal agency, created after the terrorist attacks in September 2001, unveiled plans to eliminate 6,000 screener jobs nationwide--including 302 at Chicago's airports--and no longer require law-enforcement officers to be posted at every checkpoint. Instead, a smaller . . .

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