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Senate Survivor Thurmond Turns 100

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Senate Survivor Thurmond Turns 100

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Senate Survivor Thurmond Turns 100

Senate Survivor Thurmond Turns 100

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U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) celebrates his 100th birthday. He's the longest-serving senator ever — though he is about to retire — and his life experiences run the gamut of recent American history. Along the way he's courted controversy. NPR's Bob Edwards has Thurmond's story.