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  • A cheap shot at Republicans

    Re "Hate without end," Opinion, April 17
  • Harry F. Byrd Jr. dies at 98; former Virginia senator

    Harry F. Byrd Jr. dies at 98; former Virginia senator
    Former Virginia Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., the Democrat-turned-independent who began his career as a staunch segregationist and preached fiscal restraint in Washington long before it became fashionable, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 98. Byrd served...

    New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at age 89

    New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at age 89
    U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89. His office said Lautenberg died shortly after 4 a.m. EDT on Monday at a New York hospital after...

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond
    A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free." After more...

    Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia

    Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia
    Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92. Byrd, who served longer...