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Former U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at age 82 – Sen. Chuck Schumer

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By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Harry Reid, the pugnacious son of a Nevada hard-rock miner who rose from poverty to become the U.S. Senate majority leader and earned a reputation as a fierce partisan fighter during an era of political gridlock in Washington, has died at age 82, Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. Reid, a former amateur boxer, represented Nevada in the U.S. Congress as a Democrat for more than three decades in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The cause of death was not announced. Reid had undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer in May 2018. As majority lead…

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