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Sen. Robert Byrd Is Dead

Longest-Serving Member Of Congress, Robert Byrd, Dies At 92

A flag flies at half staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, in honor of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), who died this morning. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images North America hide caption

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The longest serving member of Congress has died in a Washington area hospital.  Democrat Robert Byrd of West Virginia was 92.  He'd had a number of health issues in recent years, but was able to cast a vote for the health care overhaul legislation in March.

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