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Byrd walker

In this March 13, 2008 file photo, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history, returned to the chamber for an all-day series of votes on the federal budget. 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.