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U.S. Bans Some Electronics On Foreign Airlines From 8 Muslim Countries

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An Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in October 2014 in Grapevine, Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
An Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in October 2014 in Grapevine, Texas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

The Department of Homeland Security is restricting certain electronic devices on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. The policy, which took effect at 3 a.m. ET, applies only to foreign airlines, and officials said it was "necessary to enhance security."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Recode's April Glaser (@aprilaser) about the new restrictions.

This article was originally published on March 21, 2017.

This segment aired on March 21, 2017.

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