Published On: Sat, Jul 18th, 2020
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John Lewis, U.S. congressman, civil rights icon, ‘American hero,’ dead at 80

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John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80.

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