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Tom Foley, 'an unusually civil politician,' dies
FILE - In this June 1989 file photo, former Speaker of the U.S. of Representatives Tom Foley poses in his 5th Congressional District office in Spokane, Wash. Foley has died at the age of 84, according to House Democratic aides on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Foley was a Washington state lawmaker who became the first speaker since the Civil War who failed to win re-election in his home district. He was U.S. ambassador to Japan for four years during the Clinton administration. But he spent the most time in the House, serving 30 years including more than five as speaker. (AP Photo/Jeff T. Green, file)

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