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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92
Robert Carlyle Byrd, the longest-serving U.S. senator ever, died early Monday in a hospital near Washington. Byrd, 92, was an institution himself, serving more than 51 years in the Senate and six in the U.S. House. A West Virginia Democrat, Byrd was a master of Senate rules, author of its definitive history and provider of hundreds of millions of dollars for his home state. All Things Considered Play