Robin Toner Dies of Colon Cancer

Sad news:

Robin Toner, who was the first woman to be the national political correspondent of The New York Times and who had a significant hand in the coverage of five presidential elections, innumerable Congressional and gubernatorial campaigns and the great legislative debates of the day, died early Friday at her home in Washington. She was 54.

The cause was complications of colon cancer, her family said.

via memeorandum

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