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TSA proposes measures to cut US airport gridlock

However, moves such as more overtime for screeners, faster hiring and increased use of bomb-sniffing dogs will reduce waiting time but not eliminate them

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Mr Johnson (left) and Mr Neffenger speaking at a news briefing at Reagan National Airport.
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An airport police bomb dog doing its rounds at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport (above).

Washington

WITH anger boiling over as passengers wait an hour or more at airport checkpoints, Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security secretary, said last Friday that he had authorised steps to ease the lines, including more overtime for screeners, faster hiring and increased use of bomb-