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    the activity of feeling all over someone's body through their clothes when searching for weapons or illegal substances, for example at airport security

    Republican Senator Rand Paul was stopped at an airport on Monday for setting off an alarm and refusing a patdown.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/03/2012
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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