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Biden to eulogize Lautenberg at NY funeral

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NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's nearly three decades in office and the causes he championed will be remembered at a funeral service in New York.

The service is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Park Avenue Synagogue.

The liberal Democrat from New Jersey died Monday after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. At 89 he was the oldest member of the Senate and the last of 115 World War II veterans to serve there.

Eulogies are to be given by Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and members of Lautenberg's family.

A service will also be held at the Frank Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucus, N.J., before his casket is put on an Amtrak train to Washington. Lautenberg was a fierce advocate for funding of the rail service.

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