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Former US rep in Libya for talks with Gadhafi


TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- A spokesman says a former U.S. congressman is in the Libyan capital for talks with Moammar Gadhafi on efforts to end the country's crisis.

A spokesman for Curt Weldon says he arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday after Gadhafi invited him. Weldon would be one of the few high-profile Westerners to meet with Gadhafi since the rebellion against his four-decade rule began in February.

Weldon is a Republican from Pennsylvania who served in Congress for two decades before losing his seat in 2006. It was not immediately clear why Gadhafi sought to meet with him, though Weldon was part of bipartisan delegation that visited Libya in 2004.

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