Sen. Robert Byrd dies at 92

senator-robert-byrd-dies.jpgSen. 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.