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The agency says these plastic items could be mistaken for an explosive device.
Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports.
Charles Cook denied accusations that he had harassed and retaliated against a government employee while at the Transportation Security Administration.
A pair of toy gorillas were found attached to a noose in an area for employees.
"It should be okay to boo people at the airport."
The cookbook author and TV personality turned her TSA dilemma into a feast of debate.
Starting Oct. 1, 2020, everyone has to show an updated driver's license (or other acceptable form of ID) to fly.
The agency is defending its reputation following the singer's flurry of outraged tweets.
Panicked passengers rushed past checkpoints, resulting in checkpoint closures for up to three hours and some flight cancellations.
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are working without pay because of the partial shutdown over Trump’s border wall.
The rate of unscheduled absences has more than tripled since this time last year, the agency said.
The agency said staffers were pointing to "financial limitations" as the government shutdown nears month two.
A number of aviation industry groups have voiced concerns about potential safety lapses during the shutdown.
Furloughed federal employees rallied outside the Johnson Space Center to demand the government be re-opened.
TSA staffers are expected to work without pay during the government shutdown.
The federal government isn't paying many of its workers, so others are stepping up, including an airport, nonprofit organizations and chef José Andrés.
"Some of our employees may have difficulty in timely meeting their financial obligations."
The TSA said the airport security checkpoint was fully staffed and was unaffected by the government shutdown.
TSA agents have been among the federal employees forced to work without pay during the shutdown.