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Memphis, Nashville Airports Chosen For TSA Program

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) – Nashville and Memphis International Airports have been chosen to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's expedited security screening program.

U.S Rep. Steve Cohen said in a statement the so-called "pre-check" initiative will enable travelers who pose no security risk the opportunity to move through the screening process more quickly at Memphis' airport.

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.

Three other airports have also been added to the program, bringing the nationwide total to 40.

(Copyright The Associated Press/ NewsChannel 5.)

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