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The scanner lobby

A handful of companies that make airport scanners have spent heavily to influence policymakers in Washington.

A handful of companies that make airport scanners have spent heavily to influence policymakers in Washington.

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Scanner firms rely on Washington insiders
Article | The companies that build futuristic airport scanners take a more old-fashioned approach when it comes to pushing their business interests in Washington: hiring dozens of former lawmakers, congressional aides and federal employees as their lobbyists.
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Cargo that flies over the United States doesn't get screened to federal standards
Article | Those planes that look like specks in the stratosphere are flying so high because they are merely passing by the United States - flying bananas to Germany, Canadians to Mexico and Europeans to Jamaica. But should that exempt such flights from the full security screening they would get if their de...

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