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Former US Senator Edward Brooke Dies at 95

Edward Brooke, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts and the first African-American elected by popular vote to the chamber, died Saturday.  He was 95. Brooke's death was confirmed by a family spokesman, who said he died surrounded by family at his home in the southern state of Florida. A liberal Republican, Brooke won his Senate seat in 1966 and was re-elected in 1972.  He was one of only two African-Americans to serve in the Senate in the 20th century, and the first...

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