European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65

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David-Maria Sassoli, an Italian reporter and former television news anchor who parlayed his journalism career into a second act as a socialist politician and an almost-accidental term as European Parliament president, died Tuesday at a hospital in Aviano, Italy. He was 65.

Sassoli died just days before the end of his term as president of the 705-member Parliament, which is due to elect his successor in Strasbourg next week. He had been battling serious illness, including pneumonia, since September and had been hospitalized multiple times, most recently on December 26.  

His death, shortly after 1:15 a.m., was announced by

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