Nation: A Carter and a Kennedy Agree

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The stage setting portended a momentous congressional hearing. Television lights cast their surreal glare on squads of reporters and photographers. Spectators lined up outside, hoping for a seat in the crammed Senate committee room. The star witness read from a long typed statement in a soft hesitant voice. Each of the six Senators present seemed to want to get in a few words, and three had had their statements copied and distributed in advance. The subject of all this high drama: mental health.

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