Weeping at the Congressional Briefing

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The first tear fell as the video was ending. Jason Mendelsohn, seated on the speaker’s panel, brushed it from the corner of his left eye. My attention captured, I watched as he brushed another one from his right eye. A woman in the row in front of me snuffled and now, I had welled up myself. Later, scientist Julie Torode…