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Congress: Kerry takes up M.E. peace

"Massachusetts Senator John Kerry -- who is juggling climate change, aid to Pakistan and Congressional oversight of the war in Afghanistan -- plunges this week into yet another major international conundrum: Middle East peace," the Globe writes. "Kerry departs today to the region 'to investigate the political situation in Syria and Lebanon and the prospects for progress in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process,' according to a schedule provided by his office."

"Rep. Mike Pence has apologized to Sen. Chris Dodd over a policy brief that included a personal attack," The Hill writes. 

"Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was hospitalized Monday for an irregular heartbeat, less than one week after the 65-year-old was treated for a bacterial infection," Roll Call writes.