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Senator Cowan makes most of his short stint

Final weeks for Senate term

WASHINGTON — In four months, Senator William “Mo” Cowan has traveled with a congressional delegation to the Middle East, flown aboard Air Force One, and repeatedly visited the White House, where his wife, to her great delight, had her picture taken with Justin Timberlake.

But the Massachusetts Democrat acknowledges his life will soon be far less exciting, as he concludes his stint as a temporary US senator, last in seniority, leaving with little more than an asterisk on the congressional record.

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