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Former US presidential candidate, 5-term senator Bob Dole dies at 98

Political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, then-senator Bob Dole is seen at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster/File)
Political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, then-senator Bob Dole is seen at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster/File)

Bob Dole, who battled back from severe injuries in World War II to become a five-term US senator and the Republican Party’s 1996 presidential nominee, has died, his family foundation announces. He was 98.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation tweets. “At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years.”

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