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An unwarranted patdown
TSA officials aggressively examine the chest of a double mastectomy patient — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
The prostheses that scared the TSA Joshua Sudock/ZUMA Press/Corbis
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New York woman who recently had a double mastectomy was forced to submit to an aggressive TSA search of her chest. Lori Dorn, balding from chemotherapy, offered to show screeners a medical card describing her prostheses, but was told she had to have a physical examination. "I had no choice but to allow an agent to touch my breasts in front of other passengers," said Dorn. TSA officials have apologized.

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