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Rep. John Tierney finds D.C. a refuge after race

Focuses on school, training bills

WASHINGTON — He wasn’t supposed to be here, back in one of his favorite haunts, a second-floor Chinese restaurant just steps from the marble halls of power.

But Representative John Tierney, the Salem Democrat many politicos had once written off, was indeed back on Capitol Hill, and back at Hunan Dynasty, where the walls are lined with photographs of the politicians who frequent it. As he dined on chicken lo mein, he spoke animatedly about the education bill he was about to introduce.

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