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Obama Administration Calls for Increased Security at Foreign Airports With Direct Flights to US

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The Obama administration is calling for increased security at foreign airports with direct flights to the United States.

The move comes after officials said they're worried al-Qaida is trying to develop a new bomb that could go undetected through airport security.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney said these measures include more sensitive bomb detecting equipment, tougher screenings and even collecting cheek swabs.

Maloney said with prior terrorist attempts to blow up planes bound for the U.S., these measures are not an over-reach, and she thinks passengers with accept that.

"They go through your baggage and they go through everything else, but that's the price that we pay for security," Maloney said. "And I think all of us understand that, and certainly, Americans realize that we need to be respectful for what law enforcement feels needs to be done to protect us."

Maloney said she'd like to see these measures adopted for domestic flights.

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