FILE - In this July 5, 1967 file photo, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., is shown. Byrd was a fiery orator versed in the classics and was a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal ... more 
FILE - In this July 5, 1967 file photo, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., is shown. Byrd was a fiery orator versed in the classics and was a hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to the state of his Depression-era upbringing. Byrd created a stir in the mid-1960s within the nation's intelligence community when he obtained secret FBI reports leaked by the CIA. (AP Photo, File) less 
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