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Anthrax Found in U.S. House Office

October 20, 2001

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Authorities have discovered evidence of anthrax in a House office building that processes mail for lawmakers, congressional officials said Saturday as hazardous materials teams methodically worked their way across Capitol Hill.

The finding in the Ford Office Building, a few blocks from the Capitol, brought to three the number of facilities believed to be tainted by anthrax. It marked the first time evidence had been found on the House side of the complex.

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