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Questions Over Travel, Other Benefits at Center of Probes of US Lawmakers

Two members of the U.S. Congress are in hot water over allegations they used their offices to garner extravagant perks that ran afoul of federal campaign contributions Senator Robert Menendez, a two-term Democrat from the East Coast state of New Jersey, was indicted Wednesday on 14 federal corruption charges.  Menendez is accused of accepting improper favors, including Caribbean vacations and "loans" arranged by Florida eye surgeon Dr. Salomon Melgen. Menendez in turn acted...

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