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Former US House Speaker Foley Dies

Former U.S. speaker of the House of Representatives, Tom Foley, has died at the age of 84. Foley's wife, Heather, confirmed his death Friday and said the cause was complications from strokes. The Democratic lawmaker served in the House for 30 years, rising through the ranks to eventually become speaker in 1989. The politician was known for his ability to be a consensus builder and his dislike of extreme partisanship. While in office, Foley always served in the majority party, during a ...

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