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Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home

Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins homeA suspicious letter sent to the Maine home of Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins had a note saying it contained the deadly poison ricin, the senator’s office said on Tuesday, adding any affected areas had been cleared. No one was harmed in the incident that took place on Monday and Collins’ office did not comment on whether the letter sent to Tom Daffron, the senator’s husband, actually contained ricin. “Mr. Daffron, their dog, and parts of their home were quarantined while the crime lab undertook an analysis of the premises,” Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Collins said in a statement, adding that “the incident is the latest in a series of threats against Senator Collins, her loved ones, and her staff.” Collins was thrust into the national spotlight this month when she became a key vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, delivering a major victory to President Donald Trump, who has now locked in a conservative majority on the court.



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Senator Orrin Hatch Tells Kavanaugh Protesters To 'Grow Up'

Senator Orrin Hatch Tells Kavanaugh Protesters To 'Grow Up'As crowds of demonstrators occupied the Hart Senate Building in Washington,



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Senator 'inspired' by Dr. Ford's testimony

Senator 'inspired' by Dr. Ford's testimonySen. Patrick Leahy referenced the #MeToo movement while thanking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her testimony.



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Democratic Senator Feinstein urges FBI probe of Kavanaugh allegations

Democratic Senator Feinstein urges FBI probe of Kavanaugh allegationsWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate consideration of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice should be put on hold until the FBI conducts an investigation into a California woman's allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee. Responding to a Washington Post report in which Christine Blasey Ford said she was sexually accosted by Kavanaugh in the 1980s, Feinstein said in a statement: “I support Mrs. Ford’s decision to share her story, and now that she has, it is in the hands of the FBI to conduct an investigation. …



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GOP Senator: 'Nothing We Can Do' About Brett Kavanaugh Allegation

GOP Senator: 'Nothing We Can Do' About Brett Kavanaugh AllegationSen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Sunday there's "nothing we can do" about an



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McCain Family Slams GOP's Use Of Late Senator In Attack Ads

McCain Family Slams GOP's Use Of Late Senator In Attack AdsThe family of the late Sen. John McCain said Wednesday it was “disappointed” in the groups using the lawmaker’s image.



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GOP Senator Slams Trump On Sessions: 'The U.S. Is Not Some Banana Republic'

GOP Senator Slams Trump On Sessions: 'The U.S. Is Not Some Banana Republic'Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse accused President Donald Trump on Monday of



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GOP Senator: Firing Jeff Sessions Wouldn't Be 'Politically Wise'

GOP Senator: Firing Jeff Sessions Wouldn't Be 'Politically Wise'Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) says that President Donald Trump would suffer



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John McCain Is 'Partially To Blame' For White House Flag Drama, GOP Senator Says

John McCain Is 'Partially To Blame' For White House Flag Drama, GOP Senator SaysSen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) had complimentary things to say about John McCain,



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Senator: Russia has 'penetrated' Florida counties ahead of midterms

Senator: Russia has 'penetrated' Florida counties ahead of midtermsSen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said that Russian "bad actors" may try to alter his state's voter registration rolls in the upcoming midterms.



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