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Mikulski to retire, will continue 'raising hell' in final 2 years

The longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, Barbara Mikulski, says she had one question as she weighed a sixth term in the U.S. Senate: Whether to spend time campaigning or to fight for Marylanders.

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