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Brian McGrory

Elizabeth Warren’s private agony

To understand the depths of her sorrow, it’s best to understand the source of her pain, a big blond bear of a dog with an unimaginably large head, snowshoe-sized paws, and a habit of making such a racket whenever he sprawled on the floor that he sounded like a building tumbling down.

Otis was a golden retriever, but never the type to bound across an open field after a ball. “He’d chase it maybe once, then just stand and pose,” said his lifelong partner, Elizabeth Warren.

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