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Flowers on Capitol Hill Get Noticed, Watched

With the nation on a higher stage of alert for terrorism, it’s been jittery enough on Capitol Hill. But on Valentine’s Day, the Capitol Police issued an unusual notice to workers: no flower deliveries directly to lawmakers’ offices. “If you are contacted by a delivery person who wants to deliver cut flowers, please instruct the delivery person to meet you” at a trailer where deliveries of packages have been screened under a policy instituted after the Sept. 11 attacks and Capitol Hill’s exposure to anthrax a month later. “You must meet the delivery person, inspect the flowers, and bring the flowers into the Senate Office complex yourself,” the memo said. “Under no circumstances should you accept delivery of any type of flower arrangement if you do not know the sender.” Full Story

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