Hot news: Passport rule change

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This summer, the Feds are allowing travelers to present a State Department receipt showing their passport application is being processed, instead of a passport, when crossing borders. [AP via Yahoo]

Earlier: As we reported in this post, the move is an effort to address the three-month backlog in issuing passports, which has upset the travel plans of many Americans. Since January, U.S. citizens have been required to use passports when re-entering the country from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean by air, according to the State Department.

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