senator robert byrd dies Sen. Robert Byrd dies at 92Sen. Robert Byrd, who served in Congress longer than anyone in the nation’s history, has died.

The West Virginia Democrat, who had held his seat for more than half a century, died early Monday (June 28) at a hospital in Fairfax, Va. He had been admitted a few days earlier with what was initially thought to be heat exhaustion but turned out to involve more serious issues.

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