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WSJ: Background checks for fliers

The Wall St. Journal reports on how the Transportation Security Administration is looking to go deeper on background checks for airline fliers.

The Transportation Security Administration — which President Bush Thursday proposed transferring to a new homeland-security agency from its current home within the Transportation Department — is enlisting companies that analyze personal credit-card and insurance records. The aim is to target suspicious travelers when they make a reservation so that by the time they show up at the airport, authorities will be on alert.

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