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Report: security at airports fail test across the country

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A poor report has been released about security at airports in the United States.

Undercover agents with the Department of Homeland Security posed as passengers, trying to get through airport security with explosives or weapons.

Of the 70 tests performed, the agents were able to smuggle the items through checkpoints 67 times. That's a 95 percent failure rate.

It's prompted lawmakers to push for serious reform.

The head of the TSA has been with the organization for 11 years. The acting deputy director will now lead the agency until a new administrator is appointed.

President Obama says he has nominated a replacement, but the Senate must confirm it.




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