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Sen. Dianne Feinstein dies at 90: Reflecting on her trailblazing impact

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA is seen during the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2020. (Tom Williams/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA is seen during the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2020. (Tom Williams/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has died at the age of 90.

Although her health had been declining for some time, she had refused recent calls to step down from her seat. She was known as a trailblazer, and her death comes as the Senate confronts a deadline over a potential government shutdown.

Here & Now’s Celeste Headlee talks with Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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