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Longest serving U.S. Senator dies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -- Longtime U.S. Senator Robert Byrd has died.

The West Virginia senator died peacefully at a Washington, D.C. area hospital early Monday morning.

Byrd was the longest serving member of congress ever.

He was first elected to the house of representatives in 1952 and began serving in the senate in 1958.

He was 92 years old.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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