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Kindergartner with gun renews safety debate

While some parents clamor for stricter security measures at a Houston elementary school where a kindergartner accidentally fired a gun that injured three students, school security and national security experts say the rarity of such incidents among younger students make spending limited resources on Full story

Former governor sues over airport pat-downs

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has filed a lawsuit alleging that full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Full story

L.A. schools step up security after student shooting

Security officers wielding metal detecting wands meticulously searched backpacks and students Wednesday in a long line outside a Los Angeles high school where two 15-year-olds were shot in a classroom a day before. Full story

Planned airport protests fail to take off

The big Opt-Out looked like a big bust Wednesday as Thanksgiving travelers around the country patiently submitted to full-body scans and pat-down searches rather than create havoc on one of the busiest flying days of the year. Full story

TSA: Body-scan boycott could cause big delays

Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports on Tuesday, one day before National Opt Out Day. Full story

Boy, 4, unearths 500-year-old pendant

   Using a metal detector for the first time, a 4-year-old boy unearthed a 500-year old gold pendant, which some experts say could be worth as much as $4 million. TODAY’s Ann Curry has more details.

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  Man finds buried pot with thousands of Roman coins

The largest single hoard of Roman coins ever found in Britain, over 50,000 bronze and silver coins dating from the 3rd century AD, have been unearthed by a hobby metal detectorist. ITV's Romily Weeks reports.

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Santa Claus Larry Durian is taken to a private TSA room after passing through metal detectors at the Akron Canton Airport
Santa Claus Larry Durian is taken to a private TSA room after passing through metal detectors at the Akron Canton Airport

Santa Claus Larry Durian is taken to a private TSA room after passing through metal detectors at the Akron Canton Airport Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 in Green, Ohio. Santa planned to spend seven hours at the airport greeting passengers for their customer appreciation day. He emerged from the room a shor