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Some air passengers will face full pat-downs

WASHINGTON — Airport passengers who opt out of electronic screening will face a full pat-down by security officials as the Transportation Security Administration consolidates methods in use at its checkpoints.

The pat-down may include sensitive areas such as breasts, buttocks, and the groin area.

Until last week, TSA screeners could employ any of five pat-down procedures to check the few passengers who chose not to go through a millimeter wave imaging booth or walk-through metal de

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