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NJ Sen. Lautenberg Hospitalized After Fall

Democrat, 86, held overnight 'as precautionary measure'

(Newser) - New Jersey's Sen. Frank Lautenberg was rushed to a local hospital from his home last night after suffering a fall. The Democrat, 86, "is in great spirits and joking with the doctors," a senior aide tells NBC . He remained in the hospital overnight for "routine observation."...

Newark TSA Guard Briefly Stopped Intruder

Tape comes from Continental; airport cams were down

(Newser) - The Newark TSA agent who allowed an unidentified man to enter the secure zone through an exit, setting off an hours-long alert, had stopped the interloper just minutes before and was chatting on his phone when the man breached security. The man kissed a departing traveler goodbye and then went...

Own Ill Health Doesn't Keep Byrd From Voting on Reform

92-year-old Dem brought to Senate floor via wheelchair

(Newser) - His own battles with ill health haven’t kept Democrat Robert Byrd from making it to the Senate for key milestones on the long road to the health-care reform vote scheduled for tomorrow morning. The 92-year-old—wheelchair-bound and with a live-in nurse after a recent hospital stay—has only added...

Need a Gun? On the Terrorist Watch List? No Problem

Feds OK sales thanks to controversial law

(Newser) - People placed on Washington's terrorist watch list can be prevented from boarding an airplane or getting a visa, but they can still buy a gun, the New York Times reports. In the last 5 years, people on the list tried to buy guns nearly 1,000 times, and current laws...

More Banks, Celebs Losers in Madoff Scam

BNP Paribas, RBS join charities of Spielberg, Wiesel as Ponzi victims

(Newser) - Bernard Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme, which federal investigators say cost investors $50 billion, continues to claim more victims, reports the Wall Street Journal. Spain’s Grupo Santander and France’s BNP Paribas said yesterday they’re on the list, as are charities involving Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and director...

At $231M, Kerry Is Congress' Richest

Though, Roll Call cautions, financial disclosure forms an unreliable source

(Newser) - John Kerry leads Roll Call's annual list of the 50 richest members of Congress, with a fortune estimated at $231 million. But financial-disclosure rules make it impossible to get a complete picture of lawmakers' assets, so Kerry, John McCain (No. 13, with $20 million), and the rest of the top...

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