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Mississippi Senator Resigns After More Than 4 Decades in Congress

Longtime Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran says he will resign April 1 because of health reasons. Cochran, who is 80 years old and has represented Mississippi in the Senate since 1978, has been ill in recent months, missing several weeks of voting late last year. "I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge,'' Cochran said in a statement. "I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate, through the...

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