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Mourners Pay Respects to Reagan in California

The United States mourns a president; Ronald Wilson Reagan died Saturday afternoon at his Southern California home after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. The late president's body was taken to a Santa Monica funeral home, where admirers gathered to remember him. President Reagan's body will be brought to Washington this week to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.

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Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In 2015, she was named one of the nation's top "Influencers in Aging" by PBS publication Next Avenue, which wrote "Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging."