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Congress: Dignitaries to attend Stevens funeral.

“Vice President Joseph Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will all pay tribute to the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) during his funeral Thursday,” Roll Call writes. “According to Stevens’ family, all four officials will speak at his funeral, which will be attended by a host of current and former Senators, Congressmen, governors and former dignitaries. Current Senators attending the funeral include Mark Begich (D-Alaska) -- who ended Stevens’ political career in 2008 -- Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Kit Bond (R-Mo.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Arlen Specter (D-Pa.). Reps. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) will also attend, as will former Sens. Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), Al D’Amato (R-N.Y.), Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kansas) and John Sununu (R-N.H.). Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) will attend the funeral, as will former Govs. Sarah Palin (R), Frank Murkowski (R) and Tony Knowles (D), as will senior generals from all four branches of the military.”

“Former Vice President Gore is calling for major rallies to protest congressional inaction on climate change,” The Hill reports.