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A new survey shows that a large number of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 dollars to enroll in a trusted traveler program that would allow faster screening processes at airport security checkpoints.
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A new survey shows that a large number of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 dollars to enroll in a trusted traveler program that would allow faster screening processes at airport security checkpoints.

A new survey shows that a large number of frequent business and leisure travelers would pay up to $150 dollars to enroll in a trusted traveler program that would allow faster screening processes at airport security checkpoints.

According to the U.S. Travel Association, this idea would be called a Trusted Traveler Program, and the way it would work is that the person would pay between a $100 and $150 dollars for an annual enrollment fee.

That person would undergo a background check, and if approved, the person would enjoy faster screening processes at the airport. According to a survey, 45 percent of all travelers would be very likely to somewhat likely to enroll in such a program. But for business travelers, that number jumps to 75 percent.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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