Biden poised to announce all US adults vaccine-eligible by 19 April – US politics live

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Congressman Alcee Hastings, a Democrat of Florida, has reportedly died at 84, after struggling with pancreatic cancer for the past two years.

Hastings was Florida’s most senior member of Congress, and his local paper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, broke the news of his death:

Hastings crusaded against racial injustice as a civil rights lawyer, became a federal judge who was impeached and removed from office, and went on to win 15 congressional elections, becoming Florida’s senior member of Congress.

He died Tuesday morning, a longtime friend said.

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer expressed hope that it would bring some solace to the family and colleagues of Officer William “Billy” Evans to see him lie in state.

“It is our hope that this tribute will be a comfort to the family of Officer Evans, particularly his children Logan and Abigail, as will the knowledge that so many Americans mourn with and pray for them at this sad time,” the Democratic leaders said in their statement.

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Source: The Guardian
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