Powell, first Black U.S. secretary of state, remembered as “one of the greatest leaders”

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(Reuters) -Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook. Following are reactions from politicians and military leaders: U.S. SENATOR DICK DURBIN “Sending my prayers to the family and friends of General Colin Powell. He was a groundbreaking and devoted public servant who dedicated his life to American democracy and diplomacy. May he rest in peace.” U.S. CONGRESSMAN JAMAAL BOWMAN “As a Black man just trying to figure out the wo…

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