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From left, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Sen. Edward Brooke, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of the colors during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Sen. Brooke in the Capitol Rotunda on Oct. 28, 2009. Senator Brooke was the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate, where he represented Massachusetts.
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