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Nashville airport chosen for TSA program

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville and Memphis are among five airports to be chosen to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's expedited security screening program.

In a statement released Thursday, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said the so-called "pre-check" initiative will enable travelers who pose no security risk the opportunity to move through the screening process more quickly.

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.

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

Forty airports nationwide now provide this expedited service.

Learn more about the program: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-pre%E2%9C%93%E2%84%A2

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