TSA tests airport check-in system

The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

The tests began last week at Washington-Dulles International Airport and will start Tuesday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and April 23 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

While TSA officers have been checking identification with black lights and magnifying glasses, the machines are geared to recognize all valid identification, ranging from drivers licenses to tribal IDs and U.S. and foreign passports.

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