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VOL. 37 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 22, 2013

Nashville, Memphis airports get quicker security checks

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville International Airport and Memphis International Airport have been chosen to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's expedited security screening program.

The "pre-check" initiative will enable travelers who pose no security risk the opportunity to move through the screening process more quickly at the airports.

The program allows select passengers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt. It also allows them to keep their laptop in its case and keep their liquids and gels bag in a carry-on.

Security personnel will then have more time to screen passengers who do not qualify for the expedited process.

This brings to 40 the number of airports participating in the program nationwide.