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Senator: Bomber's release not justified
Tighter security for flights to US  The homeland security department will put into place 'enhanced security measures' in certain overseas airports with direct flights to the US US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb


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Jul.2
Feb.5
  The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes


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Dec.21
  U.S. Senate: An investigation into the release of Pan Am Flight 103 bomber has found the medical prognosis 'was inaccurate and unsupported by medical science'

Sep.29
  U.S. Senate: The Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the circumstances surrounding the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber
Jan.2   Obama pledges justice for terror plot  President Obama linked the man accused in a botched Christmas Day airline bombing to an al Qaeda affiliate based in Yemen

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Dec.27   Obama orders review of flight screenings
  President has ordered a review of security screening processes after botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner


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Aug.10 Agent infiltrated terror cell, U.S. says
  Homeland Security Secretary: Terrorists were in the final stages of a plot to simultaneously blow up 10 jets Mar.27 Moussaoui: White House was 9/11 target  Al Qaeda conspirator told a courtroom that he and a shoe bomber were supposed to hijack a fifth plane Feb.9   Bush details foiled al Qaeda attack on LA  The attackers would have flown the plane into the Los Angeles tallest building

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Dec.30 U.S. officials: British planes threatened
  Virgin Atlantic Airways began manning flights with armed officers Jul.29 Officials: Suicide airliner hijackings possible  The Dept. of Homeland Security is warning that Islamic extremists might be plotting suicide airliner hijackings

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Sep.20 U.S. holds Sudanese pilot as threat  A former Sudanese Air Force pilot may have been planning to hijack an airliner and fly it into a target in the U.S.

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Sep.11   Terror attacks hit U.S. Map of World Trade Center USA
  Manhattan: 3 commercial jets crash into World Trade Center and Pentagon. Both towers collapsed. United Airlines plane crashed
 2,973 people died. 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. Passengers and members of the flight crew on the Flight 93 attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers. The plane crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


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