Feds Delay Air Screening Plan Until After Election

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The Bush administration will cut back and delay an airline passenger screening program until after the presidential election, says the Washington Post. Airline officials and lawmakers had pressed the administration to drop controversial elements of the Computer Assisted Passenger Pre-Screening Program, or CAPPS II. Disagreements remain within the Department of Homeland Security, with some officials viewing it as a major security improvement and others fearing it could alienate voters who view CAPPS II as a surveillance system that pries too far into passengers' lives, the Post reported. The program had been scheduled to begin this fall. Initially, the . . .

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