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Private Screeners

Government makes it easier for airports to switch to private screeners 

Airports will be able to replace federal baggage screeners with private workers anytime they want. The Transportation Security Administration says a three-week period for airports to apply to make the switch, scheduled to begin Thursday, will be extended indefinitely. TSA chief David Stone says the agency is "ready to work with any airport that prefers to have contractor screeners." Airports had switched from privately employed screeners to an all-government work force after the Nine-Eleven attacks. Many airport directors say they're happy with that change, but others think private contractors do a better job.

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