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Posted: December 13, 2013 at 6:09 a.m.

Ryan Loskarn, 35, the fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., made his first court appearance in Washington on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and was ordered held until a preliminary hearing Monday.

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