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Pat-Down Protests Fizzle

Hope you didn’t cancel your Thanksgiving travel plans because of the TSA pat-down protest. Holiday travelers reported late Wednesday that travel had mostly gone off without a hitch, with few protests despite the earlier hype about a shutdown. In fact, one of the biggest travel delays on the East Coast was not at the airport, but at Interstate 95 in Delaware, where construction at a toll plaza backed up traffic so much the state stopped collecting tolls. At airports, passengers reported delays similar to regular work days. There was, however, one protester at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.—a 27-year-old college student who said he was “probably going to put on some terrorist watch list now” after his protest.