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West Virginia's Gov Joe Manchin III has picked a successor to the late US Sen Robert Byrd, and the new recruit is a young whippersnapper at that He's 36-year-old Carte Goodwin, and he's also a Democrat, but his party can't get too excited (continued).

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Sen. Robert Byrd, who died at 92 early Monday morning, served longer in the Senate and Congress than anyone else in American history -- and he witnessed a good chunk of it. (continued)

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