Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid lies in state in Capitol

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By Moira Warburton WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. lawmakers gathered to honor former U.S. Senator Harry Reid, as his body lay in state in the rotunda of the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, part of a tribute paid to the Democratic majority leader who died on Dec. 28. The Nevada statesman, who was 82 when he died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, was known as an influential and pugnacious fighter during an era of deepening partisanship in Washington. Reid helped secure congressional passage of former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law in 2010 over sharp opposition from Republ…

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