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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: U.S. President Joe Biden pays his respects to the late Sen. Harry Reid as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on January 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. Reid, a former Democratic Senate Majority Leader from Nevada, died on December 28, 2021 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was raised in poverty but went on to law school and ultimately became one of the most influential members of the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid has been remembered at the U.S. Capitol as a “legendary leader.” And President Joe Biden has paid silent tribute as Reid lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Reid spoke softly but carried the “force of thunder.” Reid served five terms in the Senate and rose to be majority leader. Reid died last month at 82. He had pancreatic cancer. Reid rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to deliver landmark legislation from the most powerful position in the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Reid “made the world a better place.”