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What was Donald Trump's campaign 'bombshell?'

The real estate mogul, reality TV star and former Republican presidential contender promised a "big Obama announcement" Wednesday that would alter the presidential race. Speculators claimed the Donald's ditty was about college-age drug use by President Obama. It wasn't. Trump's big reveal was an offer to give $5 million to a charity of Obama's choice if Obama released his college and passport records, apparently as proof of his American citizenship. The presidential race remained unchanged.

Did Mitt Romney's son threaten to punch out President Obama?

Tagg Romney, Mitt's oldest son, was asked in an interview how it felt to hear Obama calling Tagg's dad a liar in a presidential debate. Tagg said it made him want to "rush down to the debate stage and take a swing" at Obama. The Romneys said Tagg was just kidding, but two Obama aides said Tagg apologized to Obama for the remark following Monday's final presidential debate in Florida.

Why are "naked X-ray" machines being removed from airports?

The Transportation Security Administration is removing from major airports the full-body scanners that passengers complained invaded their privacy because it showed an image of them naked. The controversial scanners are being replaced with an advanced scanner that shows only a cartoonish image of a person, which led to it being nicknamed the "Gumby" scanner. The X-ray scanners are still being used in most U.S. airports.

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