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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has done something that her congressional colleagues in Washington have found elusive - reaching a consensus, even if it was during her first-ever stint on a jury.

The Democrat and 11 other jurors sided Wednesday with a 51-year-old St. Louis County man, Leotis Tate, in his lawsuit against QuikTrip over his 2014 tumble outside a convenience store.

The jurors awarded $45,000 in damages to Tate. But he'll only get $33,750 because the jury deemed him to be 25 percent at fault. Each side must pay their own attorneys fees.

McCaskill wasn't available for comment afterward but she later tweeted that she was returning to Washington to repeal a law that lets Congress skip jury duty." She wrote: "We all should serve."

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