<p>N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (Courtesy of lautenberg.senate.gov)</p>

N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (Courtesy of lautenberg.senate.gov)

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N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a liberal icon and author of the landmark legislation that set the country's legal drinking age, died Monday in New York of viral pneumonia. He was 89.