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Senate Hearing Probes US Air Safety Deficiencies


The top inspector for the agency that protects America’s flying public told U.S. lawmakers Tuesday he is “deeply concerned” about glaring security lapses. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the testimony follows revelations that the Transportation Security Administration failed to identify 73 workers with links to terrorism, and failed to detect simulated weapons and other dangerous items in 96 percent of tests conducted at airport screening checkpoints.

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