Former U.S. senator, presidential candidate Bob Dole lies in state in Capitol

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A casket bearing the remains of former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, a three-time Republican presidential candidate and decorated World War Two veteran, was placed in the Capitol’s Rotunda on Thursday as dignitaries gathered there for a memorial service. Dole served a combined 36 years in the House of Representatives and Senate and was receiving a tribute similar to those afforded U.S. presidents upon their deaths. President Joe Biden was on hand to deliver remarks. Dole’s wife Elizabeth, also a former senator, stood at the top of the Capitol’s East Front steps as a military hon…

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