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Former Senator Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S.history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.

Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas, Brooke's former chief counsel. Brooke was surrounded by his family.

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2013 Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention

Patrick, Mitchell Attend Markey Swearing-In

Ed Markey is the new senator from Massachusetts.  Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to Democrat Markey.

Markey spent years on the other side of the Capitol as a congressman from Massachusetts

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