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Nov 22, 2010 8:30 AM by Bea Karnes

TSA Airport screening may get tweaking

WASHINGTON (AP) - Airport passenger screening has some passengers screaming about the invasiveness but any changes won't happen right away.

The head of the agency responsible for airport security says, however, that the Transportation Security Administration will work to make screening methods "as minimally invasive as possible."

John Pistole is facing protests from travelers and pressure from the White House.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tells CBS she would not want to go through the intrusive screening if she could avoid it.

Florida Rep. John Mica., who is set to become House Transportation Committee chairman in January, tells CNN he doesn't think the new policy was introduced properly and doesn't like how the new screening is carried out.

The more thorough screening comes almost a year after the alleged attempt by a Nigerian with explosives in his underwear to try to bring down an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight last Christmas.

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