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In brief: Majority leader suffers exhaustion

Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

Washington – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent much of Friday in a hospital while suffering from exhaustion. He went home after doctors cleared him to return to work, his spokesman said.

Reid was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early in the day after feeling unwell, spokesman Adam Jentleson said. Doctors diagnosed Reid as exhausted but found nothing more serious after tests.

In Reid’s absence, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., opened the chamber’s last session of the year.

Airport bomb plot suspect kept in jail

Wichita, Kan. – A federal judge on Friday ordered that a man charged in an alleged plot to set off a bomb at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport remain in jail until his trial.

The judge’s decision came after a prosecutor argued that Terry Lee Loewen is the “definition of a lone wolf terrorist.”

Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician who worked for an aviation business near the airport, was indicted Wednesday on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to destroy property with an explosive device and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.


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