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A Lost Boy, Seared By Abuse, He Somehow Found His Way

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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 21: U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) smiles as he meets with his fellow Massachusetts Senator John Kerry (D-MA) in Kerry's office on Capitol Hill January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 21: U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) smiles as he meets with his fellow Massachusetts Senator John Kerry (D-MA) in Kerry's office on Capitol Hill January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WAKEFIELD — When Senator Scott Brown was 9 years old, his mother, a sometime cocktail waitress overwhelmed by caring for her two children, sent him to live with her sister for a year. Brown recalls a miserable household of onerous rules and a cousin who mocked him for his absent parents. But nothing was more wretched for him than the hamburger dinners they shared.

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