Former Senator Bob Dole

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Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is helped to his seat during "A Century of Service" honoring former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Howard Baker at Mellon Auditorium, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Former Sen. Bob Dole, 89, of Kansas overcame disabling war wounds to forge a 36-year political career. He was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, losing to Bill Clinton. (AP)

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