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108th Congress Prepares to Convene

A new session of Congress begins Tuesday, with two of the Senate's longest-serving members absent. Sens. Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms retired at the end of the last session. NPR's Bob Edwards talks to Rice University professor Earl Black about Thurmond's and Helms' careers.

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