Headline RoundupSeptember 29th, 2023

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dead at 90

Summary from AllSides News Team

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has passed away at the age of 90.

The Details: Feinstein was the longest-serving female in the Senate, having first been elected in 1992. She also served as San Francisco's first female mayor. Her final years in office were marked by health concerns and questions about her fitness to serve; she was present in the Senate this week and cast votes as recently as Wednesday. As of this writing, her cause of death was unclear. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will appoint her successor.

How the Media Covered It: Feinstein's passing was the top story from sources across the spectrum Friday morning. Many mentioned her political resume and accolades in addition to recent concerns about her health.

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