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Senator Robert Byrd dies at 92

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Louisville, KY. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden remembered his longtime colleague Sen. Robert Byrd as a tough, compassionate leader who was dedicated to making life better for the people of West Virginia.

Speaking at an event in Louisville, Biden said Byrd was the dean of the Senate, and said the body will be a lesser place following his death early Monday.

Byrd, the longest serving member of the Senate, died at the age of 92.

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