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That Time Two Senators Socked Each Other In The Face

There’s no video of the incident, no B-roll of blood being spilled on the Senate floor to play on CNN, no images of an elected representative clutching his face. Photography was expensive and uncommon. The first movie theater wouldn’t open in the United States for another two months. It was 1902, and two U.S. senators were brawling.

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