Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed in California
The assault happened in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed Monday in Oakland, California, her son said. The assault happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, according to a tweet on Boxer’s verified Twitter account. “The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car,” the tweet said. “She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.” The tweet was confirmed via email by Boxer’s…