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I disagree that Social Security and Medicare are "the only places to find real reductions in federal-government spending." I say let's cut the salaries of members of Congress and have them pay a percentage of their health care premiums. Most of us do that; why not our elected officials?

M.P. Fleming, OMAHA

FOLLOW-UP: In "Resumed Innocent" [May 31], Nathan Thornburgh examined the case of Claude Jones, a Texas man executed 10 years ago for a 1989 murder. Underpinning the conviction--and the denial of his appeals--was a 1-in. (2.5 cm) strand of hair declared to be his. But on Nov. 11 a DNA test found that the hair belonged to the victim, proving that while Jones may not be innocent, his fate was sealed by false evidence.

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