Seven candidates are vying to fill John Lewis’s seat in a special election.

John Lewis’s tenure representing Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District spanned 33 years. His successor, at the most, can lay claim to the office for 97 days.

Still, seven candidates are running in a special election on Tuesday to serve out the remainder of Mr. Lewis’s term representing a district that covers parts of Atlanta and spreads into the suburbs.

Mr. Lewis, a pioneering figure in the civil rights movement who was regarded by colleagues as the “conscience of Congress,” died on July 17 of pancreatic cancer after holding his House seat for 17 terms.

The contenders in Tuesday’s election, with a mixed-party ballot, include five Democrats, one independent and a Libertarian. None of the candidates are on the November ballot that will decide who will be sworn into office in January for a full two-year term.

The process to replace Mr. Lewis was set in motion within hours of his death,

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John Lennon’s glasses go up for sale in new Beatles auction

John Lennon’s glasses are due to be sold as part of a brand new major Beatles memorabilia sale held by the world-famous auction house Sotheby’s.

“Sotheby’s celebrates the world’s greatest pop group by offering a compelling selection that traces The Beatles from schooldays to global superstardom,” the auction house said. “The Beatles’ early years are represented in items ranging from a teachers’ list of John Lennon’s school misdemeanours, to handbills advertising some of their early concerts in the Liverpool area, to a belt worn by Lennon on stage in Hamburg.”

Adding: “A rare signed first pressing of their first single, ‘Love Me Do’ is the first amongst several attractive signed items—photographs, programmes—many of which were inscribed at key moments in the band’s history. They’re also more personal items in the sale, notably a pair of John Lennon’s familiar round glasses, possibly the first pair he ever owned, as well as

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