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Oregon Judge Grounds the Federal No-Fly List—and It's High Time

• Dean Obeidallah, Daily Beast
A federal judge has said what a lot of us have known all along—this no-fly list is like something out of the old Soviet Union.

Traffic was horrible, but somehow you weaved through it and arrived at the airport just in time with your wife and young child. Visions of a much-needed family vacation dance through your head as you sit in the boarding area.

Finally, the gate agent calls your row to board. You approach, hand your tickets to the agent with a smile and lift up your 6-year-old son to carry him down the jetway.

But before you can move, you hear an odd beeping sound as your ticket is scanned. The agent kindly instructs you to step aside while they investigate. A few minutes later another airline representative returns, along with security, informing you that someone in your party is on the No Fly list. And the most shocking part? It's your 6-year-old child.

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