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Moynihan, Senator and Scholar, Dies at 76

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Moynihan, Senator and Scholar, Dies at 76

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Moynihan, Senator and Scholar, Dies at 76

Moynihan, Senator and Scholar, Dies at 76

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Former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan dies at the age of 76. The New York Democrat was a scholarly politician who led a colorful and varied life, serving at various times as a U.N. ambassador, Harvard professor, shoe-shine boy and longshoreman. Moynihan died from complications of an infection following a burst appendix. Hear NPR's Cokie Roberts.