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tl;dr: I have found plenty of references to unusually long lines, and a complete absence of "social distancing" in these lines. O'Hare Intl. Airport's Twitter account and The Washington Post explicitly claim that the medical screening is to blame for the wait times, while others imply it. Until there's a retraction or update to those stories, that ...


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Roger Levans of Queens, NY was arrested when two bricks of cocaine were found in his bag on a return trip from Guyana. Levans said he was strip searched, and jailed until his family could put up $100,000 bail. Three months later, the feds dismissed the charges. “It was determined the luggage was broken into and drugs planted by a third party into his ...


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A case has just been reported in the Guardian: Australian holiday winners duped into smuggling crystal meth An Australian couple were unwittingly conned into becoming multi-million dollar drug mules after winning a dream trip to Canada with new luggage thrown in. The elaborate con duped the couple by taking them to Canada as the winners of an ...


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Your title and body ask different questions, but in Somalia last year, a bomb disguised as a laptop was used to attack a plane: 'Sophisticated' laptop bomb on Somali plane got through X-ray machine


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There's a story of it happening here: 'Blind mules' unknowingly ferry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border The victim was arrested and convicted; and then the case was dismissed when a judge noticed the same thing happening elsewhere: Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones, a 17-year judicial veteran, had noticed the pattern in the cases. "I got ...


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According to Facial-recognition technology at Dulles catches 3 impostors entering US: On Monday, a woman on a flight from Accra, Ghana, presented a U.S. passport at Dulles, but CBP officials say when the facial recognition technology found a mismatch, it was determined she was actually a citizen of Cameroon. That case is now under investigation. Two similar ...


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Lithium ion batteries are considered as hazardous materials for purposes of airline transportation regulations because they can overheat and ignite in certain conditions and, once ignited, can rapidly spread and be especially difficult to reduce. Research into lithium ion battery fire and explosion shows that the fuel, oxygen and energy existing in lithium ...


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First post in this group. Generally any lithium battery is rather dangerous. My experience stems from drone flight (lipos mostly), reasonable travel (airplane) and research to keep things safe. Regarding "explode", that is a little hyperbolic. There is not really a "boom", more like a fizz that turns into a fire and possibly a jet of flame. Explosions are ...


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