ABC had Pierre Thomas lead its newscast with a confusing story about the upgrade of security features in state drivers' licenses required by the federal Department of Homeland Security. The feds are forcing Departments of Motor Vehicles nationwide to spend $4bn on the changes and, so far, six states have refused to comply. Licenses from those six states will no longer by accepted as valid ID by the DHS' Transportation Security Administration as early as this May, ensuring "potential chaos at airports," Thomas warned, with some passengers being turned away from flights. Adding to the confusion, NBC's Pete Williams told us that similarly non-secure licenses from all of the other 44 states will still be valid since the upgrades need not be implemented until 2014 or 2017.
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