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Then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada smiles as he speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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'The guy from Searchlight': Former Senate leader Harry Reid is dead at 82

Born into poverty in Searchlight, Nev., the onetime amateur boxer served in Congress for 34 years — first in the House and, later, for three decades in the Senate.

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It's time to recalculate your COVID 'risk budget.' Here's how

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