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California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, longest-serving woman in the Senate, dies at 90

According to news reports on Friday morning, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman in the Senate, has passed away at the age of 90.

As the California Democrat, she faced health issues over the past months and years, which led to her decision to retire at the end of her term this year.

During her tenure, Senator Feinstein also served as the mayor of San Francisco. Despite the calls for her resignation due to health concerns, she maintained her position until her term ended. The cause of her death has not been made public as of mid-Friday morning.

Earlier this year, Senator Feinstein experienced a setback in her health and had to miss key Senate votes. Diagnosed with shingles, she was hospitalized during her efforts to recover. However, she returned to Capitol Hill using a wheelchair, further raising questions about her physical and mental capability to continue her senatorial duties.

On the chamber floor, Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer expressed his condolences, stating that it is a sad day for all of them. Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee GOP member, offered her prayers and condolences on social media, remembering Senator Feinstein as a trailblazer for women in politics. Despite their differences, they collaborated to protect songwriters and address issues related to Big Tech.

Our thoughts are with Senator Feinstein's family during this difficult time.

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