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US House Pauses for Congressman's Funeral

The U.S. House has canceled Thursday's legislative session so lawmakers can attend the funeral of one of its longest-serving members, Representative C.W. Bill Young.

U.S. military aircraft are flying lawmakers to (the southern state of) Florida for the funeral service at a Baptist church before returning to Washington late in the day. Several key lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner, are scheduled to eulogize Young, a Republican, who died last week at age 82.

Young served 43 years in Congress, earning a reputation as a strong supporter for U.S. military spending.

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