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April 8, 1985 | United Press International
Four senators canceled a trip to Moscow today because the Kremlin denied a visa for an aide who had written a critical report on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Sens. William S. Cohen (R-Me.), Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.) were to have left today for talks in Moscow with members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. John Ritch, an aide to Biden, was to accompany the delegation.
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April 9, 1985
Four U.S. senators canceled a trip to the Soviet Union when a staff aide was denied a visa because a report he wrote about Soviet intervention in Afghanistan angered Soviet officials. John Ritch, an aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who visited Afghanistan last year, cited reports of atrocities there. Sen. William S. Cohen (R-Me.) said the trip was canceled because "we cannot allow the Soviets to engage in manipulation of a Senate delegation."
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July 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Senate hearings on President Reagan's controversial nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court will not begin until Sept. 15, almost assuring the court will begin its next term with a vacancy, Senate Democrats said today. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) announced tentative plans, after meeting with other Democrats on the committee, to start the Bork hearings in mid-September.
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March 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who underwent surgery designed to prevent blood clots, is scheduled to leave Walter Reed Army Medical Center today, his office announced Wednesday. Doctors had threaded a special filter into a large abdominal vein on March 16, after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman developed a blood clot in a lung. The clot dissolved, but Biden'1931502703prevent future clots from developing.
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