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TSA will drop ban on small knives

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs, and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

The new policy conforms US security standards to international standards, and allows TSA to concentrate its energies on more serious safety threats, the agency said in a statement.

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