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Dan Rostenkowski dead at 82

The Chicago Democrat rose to become one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives before he lost his seat and was jailed on felony corruption charges.

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Long rise to power in U.S. House ended with sudden fall
Article | Dan Rostenkowski, 82, a product of the Chicago Democratic political machine who became one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives before he lost his seat and was jailed for fraud, died Wednesday of cancer at his summer home in Genoa City, Wis.

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