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Sen. Schumer Calls on ATF to Investigate Dominican Republic Deaths

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is asking for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate recent deaths of Americans vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

Schumer on Sunday (6/30) said the agency should look into the deaths of at least eight Americans who died in the Dominic Republic this year, after friends and family members of the deceased tourists called for an investigation, according to The Associated Press.

“Given that we still have a whole lot of questions and very few answers into just what, if anything, is cause for the recent spate of sicknesses and several deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic, the feds should double their efforts on helping get to the bottom of things,” Schumer said in a statement to the AP.

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