US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) head John Pistole will retire effective Dec. 31, TSA announced Thursday. Pistole, formerly the number two official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been the TSA administrator since June 2010, overseeing a sprawling agency with 60,000 workers and the responsibility for security at more than 450 US airports. “It has been an honor and a privilege to have served as TSA administrator,” Pistole said in a brief statement. ...

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