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TSA chief to defend knives-on-planes rule today at Congressional hearing

Copyright ImageClick to View TSA Administrator John Pistole, shown here testifying before Congress in 2010, will be back at the Capitol this afternoon to defend his decision to allow knives on planes during a hearing convened by a House Homeland Security subcommittee. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images…  …

TSA to allow small knives on flights

Pocket knives and sports equipment — banned on US flights since the September 11, 2001 attacks — are to be allowed back in aircraft cabins, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Tuesday. Passengers will be able to carry knives with folding blades 2.36 inches (6 centimeters) or shorter, as well…