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Nov. 26, 2012, MidnightThe records of overflight requests show more than 200 tons of “bank notes” from Moscow to Damascus.
Nov. 15, 2012, 5:14 p.m.The Transportation Security Administration removed X-ray body scanners from major airports, planning to shift them to smaller airports. But many of the backscatters sit in a warehouse as the agency looks into whether the manufacturer, Rapiscan Systems, falsified software tests.
Oct. 19, 2012, 10:37 a.m.The Transportation Security Administration has been removing its X-ray body scanners from LAX, O'Hare and JFK, and putting them in less-busy airports. The X-ray machines have faced criticism over radiation and privacy.
May 4, 2012, 8:05 a.m.It took the Transportation Security Administration nearly four years to respond to our public records request for passenger complaints against the agency.
Feb. 27, 2012, 2:24 p.m.A new report from the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security is likely to fan rather than extinguish the debate over the safety of X-ray body scanners deployed at airports across the country.
Feb. 11, 2012, 4:27 p.m.The author of a new book about the stimulus, Money Well Spent?, draws lessons for what the government can do now to create jobs.
Jan. 31, 2012, 5:41 p.m.
Jan. 31, 2012, 9 a.m.The Obama administration helped build an American electric car and battery industry. The question is: Will it last? From ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell's new book on the stimulus, Money Well Spent?
Jan. 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m.From prisons to borders to the streets of New York, law enforcement officials are using X-ray scanners on people more often and with higher doses of radiation.
Jan. 26, 2012, 9:03 a.m.Sen. Susan Collins is planning to introduce a bill that would require the TSA to conduct a new, independent health study of the X-ray body scanners used to screen airline passengers for explosives at airports.
Dec. 28, 2011, 9:42 a.m.One type of scanner uses X-rays, and ProPublica and PBS NewsHour revealed questions about whether it might increase cancer cases. But a safer type of scanner has its own problems. ProPublica investigated the biggest change to airport security since the metal detector.
Dec. 22, 2011, 10:17 a.m.While the Transportation Security Administration says that airport body scanners are highly effective at detecting explosives hidden underneath clothing, some studies and a congressman briefed on classified research suggest the machines could miss carefully concealed plastic explosives.
Dec. 19, 2011, 8:40 a.m.One type of airport body scanner deployed by the Transportation Security Administration has raised health concerns, but a safer type has registered such high false-alarm rates that Germany and France have nixed it.
Dec. 7, 2011, 6:55 a.m.
Dec. 7, 2011, 6:55 a.m.A new Harris poll conducted for ProPublica shows that even if X-ray body scanners would prevent terrorists from smuggling explosives onto planes, 46 percent of Americans still oppose using them because they could cause a few people to eventually develop cancer.
Nov. 23, 2011, 4:36 p.m.In letters to the Transportation Security Administration, Senator Susan Collins asked why the agency backed off its promise to conduct a new safety study of the X-ray machines, and recommended larger signs to advise pregnant women they can request a pat-down instead.
Nov. 16, 2011, 12:37 p.m.After promising an independent evaluation of X-ray body scanners, the head of the TSA now says he’ll put it off pending an inspector general report on the machines.
Nov. 15, 2011, 3:45 p.m.The European Union has prohibited the use of X-ray body scanners, which emit low levels of a type of radiation shown to cause cancer.
Nov. 2, 2011, 4:40 p.m.The head of the TSA testified today that the agency will perform a new, independent study on the safety of X-ray body scanners after senators at a hearing raised questions about a ProPublica investigation.
Nov. 1, 2011, 12:06 p.m.A 1998 safety panel was reassured X-ray body scanners wouldn't see widespread use. Today, despite having a safer alternative that the U.S. government deems highly effective, the Transportation Security Administration is marching millions of airline passengers through the scanners, parting ways with
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