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Misconduct allegations rise for U.S. airport security workers

(Reuters) - Misconduct allegations increased 26 percent against U.S. airport security employees in the past three years, half of them over attendance and security issues, a government report said, but a workers' union said its members had "a strong record."Full story

Complaints against U.S. airport security workers up 26 percent in three years

(Reuters) - Complaints against airport security workers have increased 26 percent in the past three years, and the U.S. Transportation Security Agency lacks comprehensive systems to ensure that its employees follow its rules, according to a government report. Full story

Report: TSA employees leaving checkpoints, suspensions

  Sleeping on the job and special treatment for family members are just a few examples of the misconduct detailed in a new report investigating the Transportation Security Administration. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

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  TSA shares confiscated items via Instagram

A new Transportation Security Administration Instagram account is documenting some of the outrageous items people attempt to take on airplanes, including handguns, a grenade and a bayonet.

  TSA agent accused of harassing girl, 15, over shirt

A father is accusing a TSA agent of criticizing his daughter for having clothing the agent said was too revealing. According to the teen, the agent checking ID’s glared at her and said “you’re only 15, cover yourself.”

  TSA drops proposal allowing knives on planes

The Transportation Security Administration is revising its much-criticized policy proposal that would have allowed passengers to bring knives onto planes along with other items such as golf clubs. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  TSA changes scanners, restores love handle privacy

Rachel Maddow reports on the TSA switching to scanners that produce a less invasive image of subjects passing through security.

  Off-duty cop tackles woman pummeling TSA agent

An off-duty police officer from California is being hailed a hero after surveillance video captured him rushing to the defense of a TSA agent at Honolulu International Airport who was being attacked by a homeless woman. KHNL’s Keoki Kerr reports.

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