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Congress ends second bag checks on some flights

WASHINGTON — Passengers arriving in the United States from international airports who miss connecting flights because their checked bags have to be rescreened could get some relief under legislation passed Wednesday by the House and sent to President Obama for his signature.

The No-Hassle Flying Act gives the Transportation Security Administration the authority to waive rescreening requirements for flights from international airports that install US-equivalent baggage scanning processes and equipment.

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