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Jim Himes

Slaying of former congressional intern a 'terrible tragedy,' Sen. Portman says

WASHINGTON For the second time this summer, a former congressional intern was killed in the District of Columbia, as a spike in violent crime continues to rock the nation's capital. Matthew Shlonsky, 23, was shot and killed Saturday evening, though police said he did not appear to be the target. Shlonsky resided in Northeast D.C., but hailed from Ohio. The 2014 American University graduate interned for Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, from January to May in 2013. "This is a terrible tragedy. Matt was a talented young man with a bright future who was taken from us too soon," Portman said in a statement. "He was an outstanding intern for me in Washington. Jane's and my...