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4:11 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Rep. McDermott of Seattle and wife to divorce

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington and his wife of nearly 14 years are divorcing.

The Seattle Democrat has released a statement saying the end of a marriage is "difficult and painful."

He has added his divorce from Therese Hansen was a personal matter and asked for privacy. They have no children.

McDermott has two children from a previous marriage.

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