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Vice President Joe Biden, shakes hands with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole after speaking at "A Century of Service" honoring former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Howard Baker, behind at left, at Mellon Auditorium, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Vice President Joe Biden, shakes hands with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole after speaking at "A Century of Service" honoring former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Howard Baker, behind at left, at Mellon Auditorium, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former Senator Bob Dole

November 28, 2012

Former Sen. Bob Dole, 89, of Kansas overcame disabling war wounds to forge a 36-year political career. He was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, losing to Bill Clinton. (AP)