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When Harry Reid was growing up, he got a job working at a service station. He wanted to buy his mom teeth.

She'd been hit with a softball in the face as a young woman, and her oral health hadn't been the same for decades. He saved up his money and called it one of his life's greatest accomplishments.

On the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday it was one of dozens of stories Harry Reid—the onetime majority leader and now minority leader—shared as he said goodbye to an institution he's irrevocably helped shape over the last three decades.

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Members of the House progressive caucus on Thursday railed against President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks. Caucus co-chair Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is also running for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, described the Trump nominees as "representing a very disturbing trend."

"With only a few exceptions, the individuals that President-elect Trump has appointed is the greatest collection of stooges and cronies and misfits we have ever seen in a presidential administration," Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) said at a press conference hosted by a handful of the caucus' members.

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