Miami Airport Gets $100 Million To Improve Bag-Screening, Operations

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    If a harmless hairdryer in your checked luggage looks nefarious on an airport X-ray inspection, a Transportation Security Administration agent may open the bag for a closer look. The delay could prevent your hairdryer — and everything with it — from making it on your flight.

    A fleet of next-generation baggage scanners coming to Miami International Airport is expected to reduce the likelihood of that scenario, speeding up the screening process and cutting down on the number of mishandled bags and false alarms.

    A $101 million TSA grant — the second-largest amount the agency has given to a U.S. airport — will provide the bulk of funding for a five-year project that airport and county officials announced Friday.

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