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Byrd briefcase

In this Jan. 10, 1964 file photo, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va., repacks his brief case on after keeping the senate in a round-the clock session with a more than 15-hour speech. The 46-year-old foe of the civil rights bill said he made his marathon speech in hope of defeating efforts to cut off debate on the bill. Byrd a fiery orator versed in the classics and a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing, died Monday, June 28, 2010.