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Kennedy's Troubles #828280

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 2006
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The announcement by Representative Patrick Kennedy that he will return to the Mayo Clinic for addiction to painkillers after his car accident in Washington, DC, reported. [KENNEDY - says he has struggled with addiction to pain medication & does not recall his auto accident on Wednesday evening.]

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The question of whether Kennedy received special treatment from the Capitol Police examined; scenes shown from the site of the accident; details given from the police statement, the link of the sleep aid Ambien to driving problems. [Fraternal Order of Police Lou CANNON†- says there is concern that consideration was given to a member of Congress.] [KENNEDY - says he never asked for preferential treatment.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Stark, Lisa

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