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Byrd Now Stands as History's Senior Senator

Sen. Robert Byrd speaks about mine safety during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Jan. 23, 2006.
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Sen. Robert Byrd speaks about mine safety during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Jan. 23, 2006.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.